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This has got to be one of the weirdest fusions of genres that I have ever seen in a movie. A crime/gangster movie combined with science-fiction elements? Sounds crazy and like fun, but the problem with it is that the movie never knows how to be fun and therefore falls flat as entertainment.

It's even weird to see how this movie is taking a 'serious' approach to things. It's not a comedy in any way. It's a movie that's genuinely trying to tell a crime story, with some random science-fiction elements thrown into the mix. Only way that it's trying to be entertaining is by throwing in a whole bunch of action sequences as well, but unfortunately most of the action falls flat as well.

The problem with the action is that it's just too random, far too violent and there is too much present of it throughout the movie. I'm not even kidding or exaggerating when I say that ever other sequences features a guy killing another guy, with either a knife or gun. It doesn't sound like much of a complaint that there is too much action present, but it's just so pointless to view all. Half of the time I don't even know who's fighting who or why and it only seems to be in the movie to give it a fast pace and to move things forward, for the story really isn't doing any of that.

I don't even know how to describe the story, since I honestly don't know what it's supposed to be all about. It's made all the more confusing by its characters who all seem to be villains. It truly lacks a good main character and hero and it's genuinely hard to find anyone to cheer for in this movie. The story besides lacks a good main focus, by instead focusing on a whole bunch of different characters, who are constantly doing a whole bunch of stuff, that just never becomes interesting to watch.

And nothing against violence in movies, but it just serves absolutely no purpose for this movie. It's just there to shock and to be as edgy as possible with it, but due to its lack of build up and absence of story it all feels very shallow, no matter how well choreographed some of its action moments are.

The blend of action and science-fiction elements besides never work out, since its science-fiction elements never get incorporated properly enough. As a matter of fact, it's probably true that the movie very easily could have done without any of its science-fiction elements and moments. It should have amplified some of the action and given some of the characters a real boost, but it instead feels out of tone. It just never blends in very well with anything and adds absolutely nothing to the entertainment value. It makes the movie pretty unique, but unfortunately also very incredibly odd and ineffective.

Just really not worth watching. A strange and bad movie all around.

3/10

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About Frank Veenstra

Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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