In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Erik Van Looy
When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.
As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and for personal gain. But as the future falls apart with disasters, and each of them disappear little by little, they must travel back to the past to make sure they never invent the machine or face the destruction of humanity.
Written by Sam Harris, Alexander Grant, Jamie N. Commons & Michael Francis Gonzalez
Performed by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons) and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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The title and premise of this movie, as well as its more than reasonable budget of 12 million dollars, might give you the idea that this is a movie that was reasonably acceptable. However, MTV is involved, so they might as well have taken the 12 million and made a big money bonfire, because the world is now slightly worse off for the existence of this film.
I tried watching it once and failed. The second time, I had to skip past the boring "getting the time machine to work" bits (the first 45 minutes of the film). I made it to the end but only just.
There's so many things wrong with this movie. I'm not sure where to start but let's try to rank them in order.
1) cinematography) So, I haven't seen camera-work worse than this since I watched (or tried to watch) that bonkers scientology movie with Travolta in it. This movie looks like it was filmed by the Japanese cameraman in Gremlins 2 (remember him?). Found footage style is entirely redundant in this movie. It adds nothing except nausea.
2) Science) the science in this movie is nothing more than a plot device to justify the main story arc of the film which is essentially "what would a bunch of horrid teenage Americans do if they could do whatever they wanted." And boy it shows, because they didn't bother to do any technical research whatsoever and presumed that the MTV target audience would be too dumb to realise or too dumb to care. Lazy.
3) Characters) do they live? do they die? who gives a damn. Its just bratty American teenagers indulging their own desires and selfish fantasies. That's almost all the do throughout the entire film. Yawn. This movie has been made 10 trillion times already.
4) Its been done before. This is like the 1,000th time travel movie now, and of all the time travel movies I've seen, this one is the worst.
I won't spoil the ending, because, the movie is so shallow and content-less you won't care about it by the time it comes around.
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