The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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...just another sloppy, run-of-the-mill direct-to-video actioner...
Hardwired is cheesy, seriously cheesy . . .
I don't get Cuba Gooding I really don't, he has been in epic's, blockbusters and sensible dramas yet he also tends to make many many straight to DVD cheap budget films just like this. With a mix of various other films and ideas this plot is rather tired, unoriginal and not well made with lots of tacky looking sets and cgi aplenty plus Val Kilmer looking terrible as a computer geek (deliberate I guess).
The casting is actually surprising for a crappy film, Michael Ironside, Kilmer, Gooding and an uncredited Lance Henriksen at the very end on a poster, its strange how these small films get such good casts but it still doesn't help this sci-fi flop with a terrible 'made for TV' look and pointless nonsense action and dialog. Bottom of the barrel stuff for Kilmer and Gooding.
A good cast in this film, shame the film couldn't have been a little bit better
This is one B-movie...that if it were to play in TV...Cuba Gooding Jr. would bring in a Golden Globe if they are rating Sci-Fi Flicks. Thsi move was pretty good being the sci-fi fan that I am. Val Kilmer as the villan in this one would have fared better is he had a better haircut in this movie...I could see this also a s a video game...contender. LOL! THis was good and I was not disappointed at all. I just wish it had better direction while it was being filmed.
I was quite excited when I saw Cuba Gooding Jr and Val Kilmer starring in this flick but I think they must have been tricked into working on this one.
It's nothing we haven't seen before. After a tragic auto accident claims his
wife and unborn child, Cuba wakes up in the hospital with no short term memory. He has no insurance (Wake up call America) and is used by this super rich corporation as a lab rat; He is implanted with a microchip and under constant observation by owner of the chip, Hope Industries CEO played by Val Kilmer.(what's up with his wig? It looked ridiculous and awful)
Occasionally this movie feels like a computer game with instructions ( just follow the bright lights..go here..nope behind you) where Cuba's only chance of survival lies in the hands of renegade hackers (a partially paralyzed guy called "Keyboard") and aided by two cyber punks (I'll call them green haired boy and red haired gal) Yeah, that's about it!
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