Friday, May 17, 2013

Evolver (1995)

Number Rolled: 12
Movie Name/Year: Evolver (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 91 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Mark Rosman
Writer: Mark Rosman
Actors: Ethan Embry, Cassidy Rae, Nassira Nicola, Chance Quinn, Cindy Pickett, John de Lancie, Paul Dooley, Tim Griffin, Eugene Williams, James Marsh, Eric Fleeks, Ian Gregory, Mary Gordon Murray, Lisa Passero, Jack Kenny, Heath McLaughlin, Tahitia Hicks, Brad Blaisdell, Michael Champion, William H. Macy, Lou Cass

Kyle, a 90’s version of an FPS gamer, has worked hard to get the top score on his favorite game. He gets close enough in order to win an amazing prize: a life-size robot. Evolver, from the game of the same name, is programmed so that he and his friends can play live. What starts out as nothing but fun, turns more and more deadly as the artificial intelligence kicks in.

Most of the 90’s movies dealing with computers and video games amuse me. Writers and directors all seemed to see the technology as something straight out of Futurama. The beginning of this film would lead you to assume that this movie believed the same. Soon enough it reverted back to something more time-line appropriate.

This was a basic recipe, as basic as a movie can get. In short, it was boring. The actors weren’t too bad, but the script left a great deal to be desired and anyone who’s ever seen a movie based off the video game and/or inanimate object come to life recipe, will be able to predict almost every minute of the film. That’s not to say it was all bad. The climax was interesting, if a little disjointed, and I did enjoy them showing that the main character wasn’t exactly infallible at his game.

For the 90’s, it was probably a great film. However, a truly amazing movie can withstand the test of time and this one just didn’t.

Overall Opinion – 2/5

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