- 1 Replicas reviews- The best Science-based movie-
- 2 Replica stars Keanu Reeves and was one of the films. I missed last year when it came out in January this one was about a scientist played by Reeves who’s trying to engineer a human transference of mind to a robot body and after his entire family dies in a horrible car crash he decides to take a risk to see if he can clone their bodies to bring them back to life this movie was filmed in August of 2016 and not released until last year whenever that happens you know that’s a pretty bad sign usually when a movie is held that long on a shelf it’s probably really bad there have been a few cases that were different like the cabin in the woods for instance but not replicas this is a really bad one and gratefully since it’s been out for a long time now. I don’t mind talking to you about some spoilers but I’m gonna save that for later on, in the video let’s start with the positive I do like this concept. I think the idea is really fresh it’s a bit Philip k dick, in fact, there’s a lot of sequences that are very similar to Minority Report Reeves maneuvering this map with his hands and a device on his head it feels very much so like Steven Spielberg’s film but the idea of a the scientist who has the ability to bring back his family and once he does he notices that things just can never fully be exactly like they were no matter how hard you want to save someone even if you have the means to do it in this the specific way it’s probably not going to be the same and that’s a very complex idea and it could be very emotionally interesting unfortunately this is one of the messiest films I’ve seen recently it’s extremely incoherent this story is told and in such a convoluted way people kind of walk into a scene and introduce plot points for you characters just appear in Reeves his life and say this is something you should be thinking about and something that becomes a plot point he doesn’t really experience things so much as he is stopped by people while he’s walking and they tell him things that become important to the plot which makes for some really boring characters and no mystery and zero intrigue Reeves and Alice Eve is fine in the movie, this isn’t one of Reeves best performances obviously but I’ve certainly seen worse from him I love that man and I’m always gonna like him in movies even when he’s not that great in a movie but in this case, he’s serviceable in this role along with the the messy script is some absolutely horrendous CGI whenever the robot character is on the screen which by the way we’re gonna get into some spoilers here if you haven’t seen replicas or if you care to see it whenever this character is on-screen these effects look unfinished this thing isn’t moving naturally, it seems like I said a different frame rate from everything else around it any investment you might have had towards the finale of the movie once Keanu Reeves takes his consciousness and puts it inside a robot that now wants to kind of like be his assistant and beat up some guys that investment just completely goes away because it’s so absurd unfortunately, the movie just can’t sustain this idea I am totally fine with a movie that asks you to believe a lot as long as the film is made well inception is a movie that’s filled with potential plot inaccuracies and all kinds of plot holes you could look for if you really wanted to but it’s a really well-made movie and so we were able to look past some of those things I felt like replicas needed a much a better script and a much better director because it just can’t sustain the weirdness and the absurdity levels that the final few minutes of this movie have once we reveal that Reeves robot counterpart is wearing a business suit and has taken over parts of this operation in another country Oh bill it’s time to go to work but the mapping sequence you can’t help but laugh it’s the final fucking shot in the movie for God’s sakes I’m gonna give replicas a D I would say the the first hour of the movie had some potential because of the entire first power is Reeves trying to clone his family successfully and it feels like such a slow burn so where you’re getting to something interesting like if that first an hour was maybe more like the first act but it’s not it’s half the movie and after that, it just continues to get weirder and weirder and not in a good way, unfortunately.