I’m on the fence if I want to call this a low budget film. But the reality was that a decade ago the lowest budget a studio would spend on a film was $5 million and that was rare. So these days making a movie at that budget and add in the special FX that this required probably does qualify this film as a low budget.

Typically I would think of low budget films as less than a million. The kind of budget that a power who was resourceful with a great story and a ton of dedication could find to make a movie. Let’s be honest the guy who made this movie is not a first time director and he also has a long track record of writing mega hit films. He is the mastermind behind the Saw franchise.

This movie started off a little low brow. It felt low budget but give it a chance. The film gets better and the concept works. The longer you watch the more compelling the story becomes. There is plenty of action especially if this thing was really a $5 million budget I find the quality of the action a little unbelievable. I would love to see a documentary on the making of the action sequences on this film

Acting is good. FX resold. Story is solid. It’s not exactly science fiction heavy. Instead of robots you have cyborg technology as the FX with a voice over and humans being controlled by an implanted computer chip.  It’s a solid concept. And a solid movie. All science fiction fans will be entertained.

Running through my score system I come up with a 86 which is a solid B. I have to agree this is a solid B film. Not a classic but worth catching and definitely don’t miss this if you love science fiction.

Acting – 5
Story – 4
Entertainment – 4
Enjoyment – 4
Screenplay – 4
Cinematography – 4
Characters – 4
Plot Holes – 4
Production Value – 4
Overall – 5
Overall Score – 86