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Debug (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 June 2015 (USA)
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Six young computer hackers, sent to work on a derelict spaceship, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

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David Hewlett

Writer:

David Hewlett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tenika Davis ... Prisoner
Jason Momoa ... I Am
Adrian Holmes ... Capra
Kjartan Hewitt ... Mel
Kyle Mac ... Samson
Jadyn Wong ... Diondra
Sidney Leeder ... Lara
Adam Butcher ... James
Jeananne Goossen ... Kaida
Jessica Phillips Jessica Phillips ... Catering Program
Dylan Harman Dylan Harman ... Nicholas
Allison Brennan Allison Brennan ... Dispensary Attendant
Kate Hewlett ... Accounting Program
Nathaniel Bacon ... Environmental Program
Meher Pavri ... 'Real Feel' Attendant
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Six young computer hackers, sent to work on a derelict spaceship, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Jason Momoa (I Am) previously co-starred with the director David Hewlett in Stargate: Atlantis (2004). They played Ronon Dex and Dr. Rodney McKay respectively. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prisoner: No!
I Am: Hist!
I Am: Let's see what you are made of.
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Crazy Credits

"Environmental" is misspelled as "Enviromental" in the end credits cast list. See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A mixed bag but probably not a sci-fi classic
20 August 2016 | by sarahk-14952See all my reviews

The Good Bits

1.Firstly, when watching this you have to remember this is a low budget movie. It's never going to have the slick VFX of blockbusters like the new Star Trek films. That said, I think both the VFX and SFX were really good. I totally bought that these people were in deep space on a ship. The id chips and the personal visual displays were particularly good.

2.You can tell Jason Momoa is having a good time playing the bad guy - and he does a solid job. Adrian Holmes also puts in a good performance as the corrupt warden in charge of the group.

3. The opening 20-30 minutes are well paced and set up the story well. The first part of the film creates an unsettlingly clinical atmosphere that unfortunately is not sustained throughout the film. The ending wraps things off nicely and feels like a satisfactory conclusion for the audience.

The Not So Good Bits

1. Characterisation. I felt if you removed several of the debug crew from the film it would not affect the plot in any way e.g. the characters Samson Connoly and Lara Riley felt like they were extraneous.

2. The fact that all but one of the female characters stripped down to their underwear, for generally unknown and spurious reasons, while none of the men so much as rolled up their sleeves. It made this film feel like, despite it's futuristic storyline, the writing belongs to history bin.


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1.85 : 1
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