Cyber Wars (2006)





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A collection of evil corporate conglomerates are using their powerful influence to play a deadly game with the citizens of a major metropolitan city, and upon discovering the diabolical scheme, a fearsome bounty hunter and a determined police detective find that beating the moneymen at their own game may cost them their lives in this futuristic thriller starring Joan Chen and David Warner. With thousands of lives on the line, including their own, the determined pair desperately attempt to beat the clock, dodge the bullet, and ensure that the white-collar madmen who set this deadly plan into motion pay for their heinous crimes against humanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for violence and nudity)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Considering how many hackneyed Blade Runner ripoffs have been pasted together throughout the years it's not particularly surprising that this film has so thoroughly slidden through the cracks. This specific genre of films is dying a lonely, painful death and for one to even get noticed anymore it has to be somewhere mega-budget... or else it's relegated to Sci-Fi Channel 'movie of the week' status. If it weren't for netflix instant and the fact that I couldn't find anything else to watch, I'd have never even heard of this; which is (sort of) a shame since it's genuinely not awful. Granted, it suffers from a dull, incomprehensible plot, a stupid title, uninspired soundtrack, and has some of the unavoidable, headache inducing "LOOK! It's the FUTURE! People wear bacon as earrings...IN THE FUTURE!" design elements. But nevertheless, what this film has going for it is a competent cast...a competent cast in a low-budget sci-fi film is like finding the holy grail in a dorm room mini-fridge. Genevieve O'Reilly plays a street smart blade runner, I mean head hunter, who tracks down stuff for people...I'm not quite sure what, but she's appealing, and more importantly, believable as the centerpiece for this future landscape. The supporting players also do a great deal to lend some credibility to this picture; David "Secret of the Ooze" Warner, Joan "Twin Peaks" Chen and William "J.F. Sebastian" Sanderson to name most, all contribute subtle performances...which says to me that they were either embarrassed to be in the film or were receiving stellar direction. Either way they avoid the great pitfall of "it's THE FUTURE! People have to be zany in THE FUTURE!" And finally, there are some rather nifty technological ideas. Ideas that seem somewhat exotic and are implemented without looking immediately dated, or that break the fragile suspension of disbelief. They just happen without explanation, which is usually a good thing in films like these. Most objects aren't uselessly clunky and a lot of design elements look (because of the budget) piecemealed from existing locations, giving a pleasing functionality to about 75 percent of the film's environment. That being said, this certainly isn't a "good" film, and maybe I just like it because it reminds me of "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank", but if you have even a remote interest in the genre you'll be pleasantly surprised for an hour and forty-two minutes.

Brett Warren
Brett Warren

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OMG! Just bad. Not so bad-it's-good. Not unintentionally hilarious the whole way through. Not even remotely entertaining. The logistics of how the "sphere" (a global communtication device, that sounds like it's really awesome VR, but it seems to be real life) are sketchy and vague. The plot is like every other techno-in-a-computer-thriller type you've seen. The costumes are some of the worst I have seen, with it being like noir meets leather, in the lamest way possible. The acting is like a really bad theater troupe that don't realize that adding dramatic weight to every word doesn't make all the words important, but rather irriates everyone listening to them. The CGI is actually kind of decent.

Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire

Interesting movie. A first time viewer would do best watching it with no distractions and possible notes. Its a little weird and confusing. an Acquired taste. Not a movie to use as a basis for SCI FI movies.

Ben Knight
Ben Knight

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