In an age when machines dominate the world, the fate of man
rests in the hands of an outlaw and an android. JUTE, a human
criminal and DEECEE, a defective android are handcuffed together
and sent across the barren wasteland to a prison city. When
their transport is attacked and they escape, flying fighter
modules are dispatched to destroy them. The odds are against
them but the entire fate of mankind's existence will depend
on their survival.
whole of “Android Apocalypse” sounds like recycled
from movies such as “Terminator”, “Blade
Runner” and “Artificial Intelligence”. But
that’s not to say “Android Apocalypse” will
be an instant Sci-fi classic like the mentioned.
story begins in a post-nuclear war environment whereby the
world has turned into some barren wasteland. Humans and machines
co-exist in a place called Phoenix. These so-called machines
are human-like looking otherwise known as “Androids”.
They show no emotions but their deadpan eyes are an instant
giveaway. They are given jobs, which are deemed too lowly
or dangerous to be carried out by real humans. And yes, they
get involved in brawls in nightclubs too.
despite the fact that they are machines gradually evolve on
planning to take over Phoenix and it’s up to an android
and a convict to save mankind.
see that this telemovie, which originally premiered on Sci-Fi
channel last year, has a budget of a two-cents coin. The interior
of Phoenix looks like the present, the nightclub looks like
nothing from the future and the wasteland looks like an abandoned
quarry. Worse, the clunky visual effects make the gigantic
evil droids look like pieces of flying bricks.
Lawrence and Scott Bairstow who play the android and the escaped
convict respectively are the saving grace of this movie. Lawrence
tries his best to bring out the role of the android that develops
emotion towards humans. Together with Bairstow, the pair tried
their best to wade through these ninety minutes of chucky
cheese and “scientology” (oops we hope we won’t
be sued by that word).
Apocalypse” has the potential to perform better given
the sociology, political issues involved but in the end it
turns to be a very bad telemovie. It’s neither a thinking
Sci-Fi movie nor a mindless popcorn movie. Simply put, it's
just a very BAD movie.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
The DVD transfer is pretty clear which makes the terrible
effects look even more obvious to the audience’s eyes.
For the occasional explosions and shootouts, the sole stereo
track provided is sufficient enough.
by Linus Tee