Extracted

2013

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A scientist invents a technique to enter people's memories deep within their subconscious when their mind is at its most vulnerable state. When he is tasked with entering a convicted criminal's mind to see whether he committed murder, he is faced with his most dangerous and risky memory extraction ever. (c) Phase 4

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  • Jan 06, 2015
    Movies like Extracted, have such potential, however mistakes in the story often become their downfall. Extracted is the story of a scientist who has developed a new technology, that allows him to temporary transfer his consciousness to another person. Once inside their head, he can see their memories and know their feelings. Of course the Government is interested in this technology for criminal justice purposes and pay the scientist to go into the mind of a murder suspect, to find out if he's guilty or not. Once inside, the scientist becomes trapped and must figure out a way to make the suspect aware of his presents, before he can figure a way out. The problem I had with this story is that the scientist becomes trapped the very first time he uses his invention. What scientist would ever use themselves as the guinea pig? Additionally, are we supposed to believe that the government would just drop a bundle of money on an untested technology? Once inside the mans head, we constantly see memories out of order and jump between scientist memories, suspect memories, and what's going on in the outside world, making for a very confusing film. Dominic Bogart stars as the suspect and really does a nice job, however the scientist, played by Sasha Roiz wasn't nearly as believable. Extracted had a great story to work with, but a mediocre star, with a confusing timeline, making it nearly impossible to follow. I loved the premise, the investigation was interesting, and Dominic Bogart was really good, but all those things weren't enough to save an otherwise confusing and uneven film.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2013
    An Independent film that I found myself immensely drawn into right from the beginning. It was well done, intriguing, and a fine example of how to make a movie...with great start, climax, and a completely wrapped up ending. Good job...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2013
    This movie certainly won't reinvent the sci-fi genre, as it borrows from movies like Inception, The Matrix, and even Groundhog Day, it has a surprisingly good, character-driven story. And I say surprisingly, not that I was expecting it to be bad, but usually movies like these focus more on the technology their movie presents, but in this case it focuses on its characters rather on the technology and that's a refreshing approach. Yea, you get to see how the machine is constructed but that's really not as important when compared to the story the film wants to tell. It has some interesting themes about the effect that suggestion or repetition can have on someone's memory. Though I think this theme would work better the younger someone is, or, say, having several decades between the childhood memory and the events of the film. It has been scientifically proven that a lot of your childhood memories are false based on a number of different things. The movie certainly touches on that with Anthony's childhood memories, but they also touch on that with Anthony's memory of the murder he was accused of committing. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's a little harder to believe. Granted, you have the fact that Anthony did black out, so he would be far more open to suggestion than most, but it's a little harder to buy. But still, the concept of the power of suggestion and repetition is a good one. The movie also brings up an interesting moral dilemma in how, SPOILERS, Anthony's dad basically threw his own son under the boss for a crime he knows his son didn't commit, in order to make him clean up while he's in prison. I certainly understand Anthony's father's reasoning for doing this, he's afraid his son is gonna die due to an overdose if he doesn't do it, but at the same time, framing him for a crime he didn't commit, a crime he'll be in prison the rest of his life for, is certainly pushing it. So that's another interesting aspect of the film. I don't mean to say that Tom's, the main character of the film, story is bad but I found the film's other aspects far more interesting. But Tom's motivations are, by far, the most human. Here's this guy, whose search for a better life for his wife and unborn daughter has caused him to be trapped inside his own creation for over 4 years, so it's easy to get into his story of him trying to find a way to get out. Overall, I just really liked this movie. It's really well-written, despite borrowing from bigger sci-fi movie, and it's proof that you don't need a big budget, or special effects, to tell a great sci-fi story. Perhaps I may be overrating the movie a little bit, but I really liked this movie as you actually end up caring for the characters.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2013
    A scientist develops a machine that can enter other people's memories, but on the first trial something goes wrong and he finds himself trapped in the mind of a heroin addict accused of murdering his girlfriend. A game and competent cast and crew do their best on a limited budget, but the script isn't quite smart enough to either convince us or to explore the most interesting implications of the technology.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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