|Contributor||Antonio Banderas, Robert Forster, Melanie Griffith, Gabe Ibanez, Dylan McDermott|
|Runtime||1 hour and 45 minutes|
Antonio Banderas stars in this sci-fi action thriller set in the year 2044. After solar flares damaged the Earth and wiped out the majority of the human population those who survived began to use robots, made by the ROC Corporation, to help them rebuild their lives. The robots are programmed to protect human life and are incapable of altering themselves or their fellow machines in any way. However, when police officer Wallace (Dylan McDermott) reports that he shot a robot because it was modifying itself, ROC insurance investigator Jacq Vaucan (Banderas) comes to believe that there could be a 'clocksmith' who is changing the automata's protocol, allowing them to make alterations. As Jacq investigates further he makes an unlikely ally in the form of altered robot Cleo (voice of Melanie Griffith) and comes to realise who the real enemy is... The film also stars Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Robert Forster and Tim McInnerny.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Product dimensions : 17 x 13 x 1 cm; 70 Grams
- Director : Gabe Ibanez
- Media Format : Blu-ray, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Release date : 1 January 2015
- Actors : Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Universal Sony
- ASIN : B01A9QWI7W
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 35,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This is a humans-headed-for-apocalypse film where the humans are relying on robots to save them. Not a particularly original idea but this film has been well made and the story is competently told, if a bit too long. It helps significantly that the robots are by and large practical props and not digital - this gives the film a greater sense of realism and it must have helped the actors react to the robots in the many scenes where they interact. In the acting department, Antonio Banderas does a particularly good job. The filmmakers have also done a good job in conveying the scale of the devastation of Earth with some sweeping views of cities in a desert landscape and lots of shots in dirty streetscapes, etc.
The film is OK on Blu-ray but not excellent. The picture is cold and colourless however the clarity is good. The audio is lossless dts-HD MA but the dialogue can be unclear at times. 3.5 stars.