In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
In a world where people with "special" abilities are living in poverty, Conner Reed (Robbie Amell) is a powerful young man who is struggling to pay for his ailing mother's medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a lucrative criminal world led by Garrett (Stephen Amell), who works for a drug lord (Greg Bryk).
It is obvious that this Indie Sci-Fi from Director Jeff Chan takes inspiration from the X Men franchise but it also has a Neill Blomkamp vibe.
Set in a world where some humans have extraordinary gifts.
These powered individuals live in poverty. Their gifts are more of a burden and anyone caught using their special abilities must answer to the law.
A powered construction worker played by Robbie Amell falls in with a criminal gang when he desperately needs to raise money for his sick mother.
As aforementioned this film is heavily influenced by the X Men movies but it does have its own unique premise.
Sadly the execution of this premise is slightly lacking.
Performances by all are commendable. The audience will grow to care for what happens to those onscreen due to some decent acting.
However this story would have been better told as a TV series rather than a 1hr 38min movie.
The world which is created onscreen is one that can be expanded upon.
An episodic TV show would have allowed the created universe and characters to flourish.
I have read somewhere that Robbie and Co-star Stephen Amell are actually developing a continuation for the small screen.
Considering that this films production budget was crowd funded and was only a measly $2.1 million the special effects are really quite impressive.
This is where the Neill Blomkamp vibe becomes apparent.
The robotic police officers in the movie reminded me of the robot designs in 'Elysium' or perhaps 'Chappie'.
But it is painfully obvious that it is just a man in a suit rather than a CGI creation.
This is where budget constraints are visible.
Still the aerial shots of the drones deploying the robots was rather cool.
This is a film that does punch above its weight in terms of the visuals effects.
'Code 8' is certainly worth checking out. It's probably a movie that won't linger in the memory banks for long but the expansion of the universe created by this film in the form of a TV show would be most welcome.
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