Written September 20, 2012
It's a rare thing indeed when a film with an enormous budget, great talent and all the right assets, just can't close the deal with an audience. Yet, here it is. Is this a bad movie? Well, that depends on your threshold for entertainment. Dark, dull, brooding, inconsistent, meandering, lackluster, completely without entertainment value, all would be fair descriptions. Obviously, I didn't enjoy this film and believe me, I tried. Likely you won't ever see this in the dollar bin in the discount store because, and I know it's hard to fathom, no one in their right mind would pay the cost of DVD duplication to market it. I can actually see people returning it to the store for a $1 refund. It's just that bad, not the on screen talent, just the screenplay, direction, story and what passes for a plot. As for paying to see it. I've had nightmares that were more enjoyable. You'll be disappointed.
Written September 08, 2012
Quirky but very bad movie. I give the filmmakers credit for doing something offbeat but little of the movie works, particularly in the second half, which is where nearly all of the scenes from the trailer come from. This was so bad I actually walked out before it ended.
Written September 20, 2012
This is not an sci-fi acion movie like you would have thought. Unlike the previews, this movie is sorta indy-styled semi docudrama and nothing like the previews shown on tv. If anything it satires itself and over markets the trailer. I thought it was going to be a movie like "the matrix" and opens your eyes to reality, but it's not. The movie takes forever to get to the plot, and when it does you're disappointed by the results. One of the few movies I almost requested a refund.
Written September 10, 2012
The two lead actors were both very good in this movie.
The idea behind the story was interesting; it just could have been developed much more.
Trailer made the film look pretty good.
First half of the movie was VERY slow.
Second half went by almost too fast. The story and certain characters in it were not explained or developed enough. Who was the old grayed haired man controlling things that got hit by lightining and we never saw him again? He was not explained well at all.
Too many unexplained gaps in logic. Russian gvt banning advertising? This would destroy their economy and would never happen over an angry mob, that apparently, the authorities could not control?
Very cheesy graphics. It was pretty laughable/embarrasing.
I would not recommend this movie.
Written September 11, 2012
This movie was horrible. I can't believe how bad this is. You will regret seeing this movie if you go. Save your money. I kept waiting for it to get better and it never did.