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Omega Doom (1996)

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After Earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the Earth, in fear of the rumored... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Albert Pyun (story), Albert Pyun (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Omega Doom
Shannon Whirry ... Zed, Droid Leader
Norbert Weisser ... The Head
Tina Cote Tina Cote ... Blackheart, Rom Leader
Anna Katarina ... The Bartender (as Anna Katerina)
Jill Pierce Jill Pierce ... Zinc, Rom
Simon Poland ... Zed Too, Droid
Cynthia Ireland ... Ironface, Rom
Jahi J.J. Zuri Jahi J.J. Zuri ... Marko, Droid
Earl White Earl White ... Titus, Droid
Jozef Apolen Jozef Apolen ... Scientist
Peter Mates Peter Mates ... Soldier
Peter Janac Peter Janac ... Soldier
Martin Rajec Martin Rajec ... Soldier
Robert Kordos Robert Kordos ... Soldier
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After Earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the Earth, in fear of the rumored human resurgence, and in search of a hidden cache of weapons. One robot, his evil circuits destroyed, enters a small town where a robot civil war is taking place. He tries to convince both sides to join forces in search of the weapons, all the while having a hidden agenda, and an affinity for one of the local droids. Written by James Falkner <jhf@cise.ufl.edu>

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Robots rule the Earth. Only one man can stop them.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie is a futuristic remake of Yojimbo (1961). See more »

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Follows Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993) See more »

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Definitely not "Cyborg", but it has its charm
9 July 2005 | by carlos_b84See all my reviews

I've always tried to watch all the films Albert Pyun has done, ever since I watched "Mean Guns". His way of directing is weird, his usage of special effects generally is bad, but I can't say I do not enjoy his films. Unfortunately, American straight-to-video releases of this kind seldom make it to my country, and cable TV every once in a while blesses me with them.

Like "Adrenalin", "Omega Doom" is another of his apocalyptical future films, and like "Cyborg", there are cyborgs involved (redundant I've been called). The title character is a human-robot hybrid who arrives at a place where he finds two different kinds of robots who would normally be "killing" each other. Apparently, they are looking for guns for when "the humans come to destroy them", so they are in a sort of truce. Of course, and because otherwise it would not be interesting, OD (a.k.a. Guardian Angel) soon makes the two groups (which are composed of 3 members each) angry with him.

The main problem with this film is that, albeit similar to "Cyborg", it lacks action. While Jean Claude Van Damme surely provides that, Rutger Hauer gives more acting, and keeps you all the film waiting for him to use a sword he carries. THere are a couple of badly-made short-lived western-like fights, yet I confess the final fight was better than expected.

As for the performances, Rutger is Rutger. One will always like him. The bar woman is fairly decently played. As for the cyborgs, they were somewhat, if a bit exaggerated, believable. Tina Cotè playing BlackHeart looks so sensual, and her look will remind you of "The Matrix"'s Trinity, but not only this movie is older, Tina looks better!

Concluding, this is a futuristic film. It lacks the depth of "Nirvana", the effects of "The Matrix", or the action of "Equilibrium". But if you were looking for any of these, you would not rent an Albert Pyun's film, would you?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világvége után See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia

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(PG-13)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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