2047: Virtual Revolution #MovieReview

Award-winning sci-fi 2047 : Virtual Revolution, starring genre fave Jane Badler, premieres on DVD January 16 from Wild Eye Releasing.

In the tradition of Blade Runner, and starring Jane Badler (V, V : The Final Battle, Mission : Impossible) and Mike Dupod (X-Men : Days of Future, Mission :Impossible – Ghost Protocol), comes ‘’a classic neo-noir that will make you gasp in wonder*’’ (*Nerdly) 2047 : Virtual Revolution.
The year is 2047. Most of the world’s population live inside corporate-controlled virtual worlds and drift further out of touch with reality. Nash, a private investigator/ mercenary is hired to track down a group of hackers who are disrupting and terrorizing the virtual space in a bid to free human beings from their online prisons.
Guy-Roger Duvert’s (Eyeborgs) stunning sci-fi thriller, the recipient of over 40 awards, including Best Film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and Best Feature at Dragon Con, makes its US DVD premiere January 16 from Wild Eye Releasing.

Movie poster for 2047: Virtual Revolution

2047: Virtual Revolution Review

We received a screening copy of this film for review consideration.

A familiar set up to people who have read Snow Crash or Ready Player One (albeit without all the name dropping of RP1). In 2047: Virtual Revolution most of humanity spends its time living a better life inside of a virtual world. Outside of it, dark dealings are being done, and it’s not long before even those in the ‘verses are affected as well. Of course, there’s one man with the ability to keep everyone safe, should he choose to do so.

I enjoyed Virtual Revolution. I had started it with a good deal of hesitancy, because the press release likened it to Blade Runner, and that had not been a good experience for me. However, within moments, I realized that I was actually really enjoying Virtual Revolution, and I ended up restarting the movie just so I could give it my full attention.

The first thing that caught my attention, given that this was an indie sci-fi film was that the CGI wasn’t horrible. I know how horrible that sounds, but… you guys know what I’m talking about. God love low-budget movies, but curse their subpar CGI! Actually, the production quality overall was extremely pleasing. This movie looked very well made. (Though some of the fight scenes were definitely a little less realistic than others.)

The film had a mature warning on it, but it really just pertains to a brief scene in the middle(ish) of the movie involving the discovery of a person’s avatar being a hot, half-naked woman involved in a little girl on girl on girl action. Nothing super risqué, just some perky boobs and such. Typical need-something-for-the-masses-to-ogle shot.

I liked that the main character was a middle-aged guy instead of some young guy, unfortunately, a couple of the actors (including him) channel their inner Keanu Reeves for Virtual Revolution. So, while they were charismatic enough to keep my attention, their presentation was a bit… stolid.

One of the only complaints I have about the movie is that I had to constantly exercise volume control. The sound was frequently either a bit too quiet or a bit too loud.  It’s a relatively minor thing, but it did drive me nuts, especially as viewing the movie the way that I did meant that I didn’t have the option to turn on the subtitles.

The ending genuinely surprised me. I can’t speak about it much without spoiling, but they went exactly in the opposite direction of what I was expecting.

2047: Virtual Revolution doesn’t really deliver anything you haven’t read or seen before, but it’s a good film. The production quality is solid, and most of the cast does a great job as well. It’s an easy to watch movie with absolutely no cringe factors involved. I would recommend viewers spend their money on this over the force-fed ads that are going to masquerade as a move when Ready Player One drops.

2047: Virtual Revolution drops on DVD tomorrow (Jan 16), so don’t hesitate to grab it if you see it!

 

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