Young Mosquito goes about her daily life in the post-apocalyptic wastelands of 2084. All of a sudden, she finds herself teleported into the present day, where the eccentric scientist Albert...
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Young Mosquito goes about her daily life in the post-apocalyptic wastelands of 2084. All of a sudden, she finds herself teleported into the present day, where the eccentric scientist Albert has just tested his new invention on her: the Timeotronic 5000. Things get off to a shaky start between the two until Albert introduces Mosquito to the Internet - his favourite pastime but her worst enemy. Will Mosquito be able to prevent the emerging digital dictatorship that she was born into?
I love finding the rare odd film that has great directing, excellent cinematography, terrific unknown actors, a surprisingly good sound track and a plot that twists in just the right direction.
Unfortunately, this film has none of that. From the post-apocalyptic world in which the main actress sports pristine nylons and immaculate hair-- tothe often-unintelligible dialog-- and down to the script itself-- this sounds-like-flimed-in-a-tunnel flick sets itself up as prime Mystery Science Theater fodder. The only reason I give it two stars rather than one is because it wasn't a gore flick; at least that was in its favor.
From the intentionally-precocious is-she-18-yet? main actress to the worst scripting ever, the only real positive to this movie is the very well-drawn storyboard, of which we get short glimpses both before and after the movie. This is a satire without the satire, comedy without a chuckle much less a laugh, science fiction without the... well, anything.
I'm actually sorry to have to down-thumb this one as it's pretty apparent they were trying to make a humorous schlocky film. If they'd succeeded I'd have been happy to give it high stars for effort. But failure is failure and this one is fails on all counts. It should only be watched if... uh... well, it's not even rainy Saturday afternoon popcorn fare. MST3K can't use it because there's not enough content to make fun of. I have to wonder why some folks bother to spend time and money on such a film. Either their sense of humor is significantly different from the rest of the planet's... or they needed a good tax write-off.
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