Review: 6.5 out of 10 stars (all for fx.)
The trailer showed what CGI can do and makes robots and aliens look good and realistic when they crush buildings and bridges. The actual movie was not too far off from all there is, unfortunately. The plot is simple. It’s about how robots, operated by humans, are fighting off aliens. Each robot needs to be operated by 2 human beings, one on left side and the other on right. It does not require additional thinking.
It’s not a story about the human history, nor was there much of a plot on the relationships among themselves. Every actor seemed to be in silo and somewhat secretive, except between the main character and his brother.
The fx effects were fairly decent and real, the sounds were good. But it’s just not enough to support the story. The story felt a bit forced with emotions without enough to be built on.
There seems to be a lot of movies these days that focus and put most of the budget on the special effects rather than getting a gripping plot in a good script. And this is no exception.
Keywords: scifi, aliens
— Spoiler ahead —
The love interest between Raleigh and Mako was totally unnecessary, especially from the moment she drooled on him when she first laid eyes on him. There was no real chemistry between them and the movie would have been much better if they cultivated their relationship after they went into each brain. And then leave the ending as an unknown rather than a love-at-first-sight, which was simply not believable.