Waking inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle, greets him and tells him his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with cybernetic prostheses, mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle's research is Akan's corporate property. He kills Estelle's scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod, landing in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries, who try to kill Henry..
The concept for the film came from the "Bad Motherfucker" and "The Stampede" music videos which Director Ilya Naishuller made with Producer Sergey Valyaev for his band Biting Elbows which were also shot with a GOPRO from the First-person perspective. See more »
At the 1:00 hour mark, When Henry escapes from being restrained in the chair by cutting the power, and throws the trash bin at the Jimmy clone, it clearly misses him, but he still goes down. See more »
Towards the end of the end credits, while they're still rolling, a beep from an answering machine comes on and it's Jimmy. The message says, "Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do." See more »
It's like driving a race car as fast as it will go... so fun you can't stop smiling
I went into this with no preconceived expectations. I saw the trailer, it looked interesting, I went.
I wasn't disappointed. Whether this is a commercial hit or a flop, it will be a cult film forever. It's an instant classic for no other reason than it's just so damn fun.
Your best bet to enjoy this movie is to see it as an experience and not as art. Don't ask questions about characters background or whine when they don't explain random biker chicks with samurai swords... it just doesn't matter. I eat ice cream because I like ice cream... I don't pick through it during dessert.
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