Writer: Guy-Roger Duvert (Screenplay)
Starring: Mike Dopud, Jane Badler, Jochen Hagele, Maximilien Poullein, Kaya Blocksage
Plot: Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don’t care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system…
Tagline – The revolution did happen… Just not the way they thought it would.
Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Strong Addition to the Sci-Fi World
Story: 2047: Virtual Revolution starts as we enter the world where people lock themselves inside to enter virtual reality worlds in the near future, 2047. When someone starts performing terrorist actions inside the game, Nash (Dopud) a shadow agent is hired by the company reporting to Dina (Badler) on his findings to do about the crimes.
To learn who is behind this terrorist attack inside the game Nash takes over an avatar of one of the terrorists and infiltrates the cell online, but not everything is completely what it seems.
Thoughts on 2047: Virtual Revolution
Characters – Nash is an off the grid shadow agent, he gets hired to find a terrorist that is killing people inside a virtual reality world, he uses his contacts to get the job done as he is one of the few people that doesn’t spend his whole time logged into the virtual reality world. Dina is the owner of a cooperation that is seeing her customers murdered, she hires Nash to find the people behind it. Stilson is part of the Interpol unit that is searching for answers too, looking at both the companies and the terrorists.
Performances – Mike Dopud in the leading role is good, he has the grittiness for his character of the detective that finds himself in the middle of a bigger battle. The rest of the cast are good and fit their characters well through the film.
Story – The story takes into a world where people hide from reality in a virtual world everyday all the time. When a movement wants to end this a Shadow Agent must work his way through all the different parties to figure out who is doing the right thing for the world, for what he wants from the world and work out who the terrorists really are. This story does keep you guessing by having plenty of different twists in the story, different sides to the story and puts us into a future which could be a reality for some. We need to have a story that keeps us guessing here otherwise we will find ourselves feeling empty and the way this all unfolds does feel like something we have seen before, but does have enough twists to make it original too.
Action/Crime/Sci-Fi – The action is steady, we have a mix of fights in both the real world and the virtual world with the second offer bigger chances to fight. There is a crime conspiracy going on and we must figure out who is the one that is guilty, the future world helps with the sci-fi concepts with the bleak world we enter and the virtual world we enter.
Settings – The settings show both the bleak future world, mostly in backdrops though and the virtual world only seems to be a swords and armour battle location.
Special Effects – The effects are limited for a world that could be all about the effects, this doesn’t mean they are bad just not needed to tell this world.
Final Thoughts – This is a smart idea for a sci-fi film, it keeps you guessing from start to finish, it takes us into a modern world that works well with strong performances.
Overall: Good sci-fi movie that deserves attention.
What I Enjoyed in 2017
This month I won’t be doing reviews at all, just a small discussion to what I enjoyed last year, you will be able to find my reviews by following the link HERE
Why I’ve Picked this choice – It has been decades since the first Blade Runner, this time we have a new hero investigating what is meant to be impossible which takes him over the stunning visual world. This is a mystery film that does keep you guessing with plenty of Easter Eggs to the previous film too. We have a return of an old favourite in Harrison Ford and Rick Deckard which is what we have been seeing a lot recently. For me this film was a film that didn’t have a pointless scene which is often rare in film, even though the film is long I just wanted more too.
January is here and that means award season and for the whole of January I will be looking at a range of best and worst subjects. I actually avoided most animation movies this year, I only saw 4 so this is the one I enjoyed the least.
Reason – This was the first animated movie I saw this year, I didn’t like the amount of jokes the film had which become tiresome even for a parody movie. I don’t think this movie is going to anywhere near the worst movie of the year list, but it was the weakest animated one.