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Rise (2016)

Not Rated | | Short, Sci-Fi | 23 March 2016 (USA)
A dystopian future, where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

Director:

David Karlak

Writers:

Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Rufus Sewell ... Colonel Briggs
Anton Yelchin ... Basil
Kerry Bishé ... Robot
Sarah Dumont ... Pleasure Model
Tim Kang ... Private Young
Karen Olivo ... Robot Mother
Guy Wilson ... Liquidation Soldier
Katy Sullivan ... Robot (rumored)
Dennisha Pratt ... Robot Protestor
Jim Titus ... Liquidation Soldier
Alana Kerr Collins ... Robot Victim
Bobbie Prewitt ... Robot Child
Terrence Edwards Terrence Edwards ... Human Solider
Corby Sullivan ... Blue Collar Robot
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A dystopian future, where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

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Country:

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Release Date:

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$38,000 (estimated)
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The Second Renaissance retold by horror sequel "artists" and a great VFX team.
1 May 2016 | by bfharbingerSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this short on a CG site (http://www.cgchannel.com/2016/04/see-how-david- karlak-made-rise-his-amazing-sci-fi-short/), where it was getting accolades for its innovation and vision. Although the visual effects struck me as modern and well done, what I found most striking was how much of this short seemed to be near shot-for-shot copies of Lilly and Lana Wachowski's "Second Renaissance" sequences from "The Animatrix" and how no one seemed to have called them on it. A simple example is the scene of the female droid being pulled between rioters while she is shot from behind. There are many others. Indeed, with the exception of a few details, the plot of this short is the same as a portion the "Second Renaissance."

If the material had appeared to be original I would have been truly impressed, as the visuals are interesting and I do enjoy a bit of science fiction confection from time to time. I might have given this effort a 7 or 8 out of 10 if I'd never been exposed to the Wachowski's work. The unimaginative nature of the script and direction dropped my rating down to a 1 or 2, upgraded by the competent use of modern VFX technology and some really well done animation. The actors have done a solid job with the material, lending a professional sound and character to the film; but, they can't escape the inertia of the writers and director.

If this whole thing ended up being some kind of wild marketing campaign to launch a prequel to the "Matrix" movies, produced under pseudonyms to protect the guilty, I'd be thrilled. I doubt that's what's going on here.


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