2103: The Deadly Wake
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Totally original... You certainly get your money s worth with this one --www.MalcomMcDowell.net
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It's not even worth discussing the story line although it revolves around a futuristic corporation called the Proxate Corporation who put together a crew of dispensable people to carry a dangerous cargo on an old container/slave ship to Nigeria. This ship's computer is a baby kept in a glass jar and wired into one of the crew via USB 12 or something. The company should have been called the Prostate Corporation as the entertainment value of this movie is on a par with an examination of the same name.
I honestly can't find one scene that I could say was well made and made any real sense in the context of the movie. I only watched it to the end as I had a touch of the bird flu and this movie reminded me that there were people out there who were actually worse off than me - Malcolm McDowell in particular. I won't hold this against him as he's a great actor and every great actor is entitled to one bad movie in their career and this one is a doosie.
So, unless this is the only movie your shop hires out or you're male and you're doctor isn't doing prostate examinations this week and you somehow feel this is a bad thing then give this one a really wide berth unless of course if you're really community minded, buy a copy to support Malcolm and then use it as a drink coaster.
General recommendation: If you are a fan of McDowell, why not see it so you, too, can wonder about the reason he did it, and get a chance to see him in something in which he carries the entire load on his shoulders. If this is part of a four, six, ten movie package, and you like at least 3, 4 or 6 of the other films, this is one you might put on when you wants some help in falling asleep. If you have to pay no more than a buck or a buck and a half to see it, and you want something to watch while you do your homework or do the cross-word puzzle, this will fill the bill. If you want to see a film in which you can become interested and involved with the characters, walk on by.
Michael Pare plays it nicely (he's the bad guy and McDowell the good guy), in fact they all play it straight. I'm sure the filmmakers (the team of Daniel D'or and G. Phillip Jackson, I think they're the same folks who are doing TV's Starhunter) know they are working with low cash, you can see them wink at the audience, but instead of all being toung-in-cheek, they don't cop out, they have fun with the film. Mackenzie Gray is also convincing as a nutso first mate, an explosives expert with a bad case of the nerves.
I for one also really liked Gweneth Walsh (Star Trek -where she also confronted McDowell), she's the sexy manipulator without being typically overt about it, except she was overt about looking like she was having fun.
Very nice cybernetic killing machine the ultimate fem-tek fatale I say. I'd like to see this picture with a bigger budget and tighter editing. Good movie overall.
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Not all it was ranked up to be. OK movie. Not great plot.Published on September 13, 2009 by Poppa D
This is a good surprise, its a strange l'l movie, but kept me entertained and intriugued. So it looks like it didn't have the most money in the world, but it kept the surprises... Read morePublished on May 25, 2003
Another one in a series of lame, cheap movies from Producers Network Associates (PNA) -- Greystone International -- Danforth Studios -- or whatever the heck they're calling... Read morePublished on January 2, 2003
Most people can't understand my grade to this movie.
This movie is not a Science Fiction. This is too easy to be called as "sience". This is Scientific Fantasy. Read more
I think our dear Malcolm had some pretty wicked overproof in that bottle and decided to share it with the crew while this film was made. Read morePublished on August 24, 2002
The effects are cheesy, most of the acting is downright hilarious but if you're a fan of His Royal Hotness, this isnt a complete waste of time. Read morePublished on March 13, 2002 by K. Kresina