Plot: A charming guy attempts to pick up a woman in a bar by spinning a tale involving spies, implanted microchips and the dangerous military scientist hunting him.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Dark Asset starts when microchipped former soldier John (Mann) escapes from the program. Dr Cain (Patrick) needs to get his project back in line, meaning he must push for his other soldiers to hunt him down. Meanwhile, John meets Jane (Mattsson) a beautiful woman in a bar to tell his story to.
As John tells his story, he exposes the secrets behind what he has been put through. However, his meeting is for a reason, but what is that reason?
Verdict on Dark Asset
Dark Asset is an action thriller following a secret agent developed to get difficult assignments done escaping his holders. It sees him meeting a stranger to reveal what they are capable of, before unleashing his vengeance on the people that made him.
This is a movie that jumps into the world of microchips to control people. We have seen these ideas throughout the years by enhancing humans to do dirty jobs. However, this is told in a different way revealing pieces of the puzzle, instead of just going down a rampaging order. Although this can hold back on unleashing the bigger action sequences. This ends up making everything ending up explaining in a not-so-slick style that the movie believes it has. It all ends up feeling like we wanted a bigger action movie than we got.
Final Thoughts –Dark Asset holds too much back from the full action it could have unleashed.