Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz), a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane's young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor.Written by
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Pitch Black (2000). The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Android Apocalypse (2006). The Book of Eli (2010). Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012). Riddick (2013). and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) are speculated to be influences behind the film. See more »
When Warden Mourdain is approaching the cafeteria to contain the fighting, the guards are seen facing into the middle of the isle, turning forward after he passes. Then there is a cut with the guards all facing forward, Finally in the next cut they are shown turning forward behind the Warden again. See more »
This film was about 80% expository dialogue, 15% hammy drama and 5% action. The exposition part really drags the film down - scene after scene of two or three characters sitting or standing around explaining what's happening. I guess the editor realized this was too boring so he tried to mix things up by overlaying two expository scenes over one another (one sentence of one exposition, cut to one sentence of an "earlier" exposition, cut back to the first one, back and forth for on and on). This helps a little bit with the drag of the scenes but it also jerks the viewer between the sets confusingly. It also gets old quickly and it happens throughout the entire movie.
The hammy drama is unfortunately not entertaining enough. There seems to be only one group of actors who realized they're in a trashy sci fi with rubber monsters and acted accordingly (the prison buddies and antagonists that get about 5 minutes of screen time). All the other actors seem to think they are in the American Beauty and go for subtlety. The result is boring and a little jarring.
The action parts are actually good, but they are few and far between and they start and end abruptly as if they ran out of budget before they could properly complete them.
I don't recommend this movie. It's droning expository scenes will make your eyes glaze over and the people that made this were just competent enough to not make things unintentionally funny.
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