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Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
Starring: Joseph Lawrence, Scott Bairstow, Troy Skog, Anne Nahabedian, Chris Jericho
Director: Paul Ziller
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2006







Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Spanish/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 Widescreen
Sound: Stereo
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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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.


The 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.

The 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.

Machines 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.

We can 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.

Joseph 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).

“Android 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.




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.



Review by Linus Tee


Other titles from Origin Entertainment:

. The Contractor

. Are We Done Yet?

. The Proposition

. 3 Needles

. Ghost Rider

. The Pursuit of Happyness

. The Illusionist

. Catch & Release


This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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