The first installment of a planned trilogy, director Francisco Laresgoiti's speculative sci-fi thriller finds the son of a powerful general caught in the middle of a raging class war ...
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The first installment of a planned trilogy, director Francisco Laresgoiti's speculative sci-fi thriller finds the son of a powerful general caught in the middle of a raging class war between the privileged elite, and the downtrodden masses. In the year 2033, Mexico has become a fascist state. As the upper classes partake in debauched parties and amuse themselves by using the poor for target practice, a highly addictive drink called Pactia keeps the working class under control. Meanwhile, the religious minority forms a resistance movement, and finds an unlikely ally in the guise of privileged military brat Pablo. Despite his sheltered upbringing, Pablo knows the difference between good and evil. And once a line is drawn in the sand, he is compelled to turn against everything he's ever known in the fight for the future of humanity.
The movie takes into account most of scientific predictions regarding the greenhouse effect in Mexico City for the next 30 years, global warming and the eventual lack of fossil fuels: in a voiceover heard during Pablo's first arrival to work, the announcer says that average temperature is 45° C (115° F), which, for Mexico City, is quite a lot. As well, the broadcaster announces that the Salamanca Oil refinery has been shut down. As this refinery is the largest one in the country, taking into account Mexico's main income is oil exportation and the panoramic views of a smog-filled atmosphere, is possible to conclude Mexico (and possibly most of the planet) is a near state of emergency, which would support the regime's urgency for control. See more »
It was ok. I almost gave up in the first 10 minutes. The worst opening to a movie ever. I think I am glad I kept going. The story was acceptable. The CGI of the spacecraft in space was pretty. And 200 years into the future, and we still smoke cigarettes and worse still we can smoke them inside space stations? lol.
Don't watch this expecting an exciting sci-fi movie. It's not.
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