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Top Customer Reviews
I've forced myself to watch Bright's first four movies because his relentless determination to make them despite huge obstacles fascinated me, but this is the last. He has no talent. A monster ego, but not one drop of talent anywhere.
Low budgets have nothing to do with it. Masterpieces have been made for a fraction of what a Bright movie costs to make - Shane Carruth made Primer for $5000, but Carruth has talent and Bright has none.
Bright's movies do nothing but aggressively and artlessly push his absurdly narcissistic self-image and his nauseating libertarian fantasies of legalized drugs and uninhibited man-boy naked LOVE triumphing over diabolical government oppression and violent religious lunatics.
The fundamental requirement of ANY movie is that it be entertaining. Bright's movies obviously entertain him enormously, but they only irritate, bore and repulse me. In a DVD extra for his 2007 movie Theft (don't waste your money on it just because I put a link), Bright said anybody who writes a negative review of his movies is "a bitter queen with an ax to grind". I guess that's me. I'd rather BE a bitter queen than watch another minute of his talentless egomaniacal crap.
Some movies are so bad they're funny. Not this one. It's just bad, bad, bad.
The direction is awful too. A director should be able to make actors look good.... here they just look even more foolish. Not only are the actors not likeable in their roles, they sound like third graders reading it for the first time.
The story goes from interesting concept to poor execution and ends with a journey to nowhere.
I didn't think words to describe this cinematic abomination would "come to me." But they have.
Director and romantic lead, Paul Bright, looking and acting like some large and dyspeptic specimen from the ostrich family, feathers askew and quite dusty, would have us believe he has crafted a compelling tale about futuristic government plots of Orwellian caliber. Flinging motifs like so many stale corn-chips from the grab bag of Pedestrian Sci-Fi Themes, Bright unfurls a fetid red carpet of characters implanted with ID-chips, victims of rising seas and obscure wars, bureaucrats spying upon the hapless through their Playschool computer screens as they tap compulsively at various keyboards and devices that appear to be prizes extracted from old Cracker Jack boxes, and poor, persecuted citizens who all seem to have been forcibly lobotomized -- although that special effect could well be the "acting" (more about that in a minute.)
Set at a hazy date in some oppressive American future, Bright plays a creepy-looking older man who operates a bicycle-repair shop in the middle of a distant, heavily wooded area (prompting one of his co-stars to opine, "So, why do you operate a bicycle repair shop in a heavily wooded area?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good movie but scary to think it could be a glimpse of our true future.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Premise is interesting, but didn't keep my attention. Did not finish moviePublished 5 months ago by kevin in the desert
For a low-budget indie film this is very good. The acting could be better, but the story is well done, showing a plausible future.Published 6 months ago by Bruce Ra
The movie is nicely shot from a visual standpoint, but the plot seemed to have a lot of holes in it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alan in Sacramento
I liked it. It was'nt bad. There were some comedic moments... my favorite was when the guys were looking for jobs and one of the dudes punctured the others bicycle tires to try... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Adrian S