Netflix Movie Reviews 1/22/18

Infinity Chamber

Infinity Chamber was really good. Think Cube crossed with Moon crossed with Groundhog Day. In the near future, a man named Frank is captured and put in a room for “processing.” His only source for communication is an overseer AI named Howard and a recurring day that keeps playing over and over that lets him speak with a coffee bar owner named Gabby. Why is here? What did he do? Can he get out? This one is definitely worth checking out!!!

I really didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did but in the end, I really liked this movie. Sometimes you just have to take chances on those low budget sci-fi flicks on the stream and you get rewarded…

The Call Up

…And then sometimes you take a chance on that low budget sci-fi flick on the stream and you get this. The Call Up starts with several people having been picked to try out a new VR (Virtual Reality) simulation experience. Once they arrive, they put on their suits (which they then discover they can’t take off) and find that dying in the game is death in reality.

This is one of those low budget sci-fi flicks that is shot in a warehouse on the cheap and the music is done in that 80’s casio synth sound to reiterate that it is indeed techie sci-fi. The acting was B rate but please don’t blame the actors because the script was nothing to write home about. Also… 2 regular cliches take place… The black guy dies first and the sole survivor is the woman. Look… the first cliche just shouldn’t happen in this day and age, it’s just dumb, and the second one is always happening. I like a good heroine (Ripley – Alien/Aliens) but not when the heroine doesn’t stand out and it’s a just group flick. It’s easy to spot who will likely live in these flicks these days… It has to be one of the women. If I could have written a better survivor in, it would have been the big nerd who was psyched to play the game. You knew right away that he wouldn’t make it to the end, so in other words, he would have been the perfect one to do just that. The Call Up is a flick that you should just keep on clicking by on the remote. Don’t waste your time.

Godzilla Part 1 (Anime)

I wish more animation was done in this style. They could then do more cyberpunk flicks this way without breaking the budget on a full fledged live action movie. Even superhero flicks would look good done in this fashion verses the cartoon-y American style we currently get. Needless to say, I really like this style of anime!!!

The movie… I like Godzilla movies where Godzilla is the good guy. I’m never really a fan of the ones that place him in the bad guy position. This movie treats him as the reason that humans had to abandon the Earth so long ago. When the humans can’t find any other planet to colonize, they return 20,000 years later (light speed here is like time travel). Godzilla is still roaming the planet and now they have a plan to take him out.

I’m of the mindset, if you a conquer a land, you should get to keep it. Godzilla conquered Earth so when the humans come back, in my opinion, they are an invasion force that has no more claim to the planet. Therefore… I found myself cheering on Godzilla to fire breathe, tail whip, and stomp the human army back from their invasion. I’ll probably watch Part 2 when it is released later this year but I hope it doesn’t go down this path of more fighting against Godzilla. If it does, then the overall plot will suffer badly because it just needs something else. The alien saviours of humanity may be that twist within that pays it off… we’ll see… Check it out for the awesome animation and then hope Part 2 delivers a good ending.

Author: The Ninja

Aspiring writer that is not starving due to being in the Technology industry. Noir, Crime Fiction, Cyberpunk, Etc...

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