Out on DVD.
Directed and Written by: Ilya Naishuller
Additional Writing by: Will Stewart
Although 99% dominated by outrageous violence/action bordering on the surreal, this first ever “First-Person Movie” dips into almost every genre – sci-fi, comedy, romance, thrill, mystery, suspense, MUSICAL, and compelling drama – all the way through. It takes you on a journey through the eyes of a man (Henry) who wakes up in an airborne laboratory with no recollection of his life before, aided by his wife (Estelle). Estelle is promptly kidnapped, drawing Henry into a battle with a Russian crime lord intent on building an army of cyborgs.
From start to finish I was thrilled and engaged. The movie took a huge risk by being the first of it’s kind – essentially to bring us the Grand Theft Auto experience – and thoroughly succeeded, in my opinion. Just like a well-crafted First Person Shooter does, it puts you right in Henry’s shoes as he navigates a world where nothing is as it seems.