I thought this film had some pretty good computer special effects. Maybe the way it was filmed- often in white sets under bright white light-made a dry atmosphere as a result. Maybe that was the intention of the film maker since it was, after all, a SF film. Not bad ensemble acting but the plot line was only adequate & not what you could call brilliant. It seems that this film won't be playing in any North American cinemas but it will be heading for the Asian market sometime soon. I could see people going to see this on a Saturday afternoon here but it seems that is not what the distributor is wanting to do with this movie. Oh well. I would have done the external shots of space with the space ship differently as in I would have included stars in space instead of having space just a blackness with no stars in it. It was a Canadian production. Take it or leave it.
Debug (2014) 720p YIFY Movie
Debug is a movie starring Tenika Davis, Jason Momoa, and Adrian Holmes. Six young computer hackers, sent to work on a derelict spaceship, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.
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Six young computer hackers, sent to work on a derelict spaceship, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.
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Take it or leave it cinema.Reviewed bylois-lane33Vote: 5/10
The highlight of the movie is watching Sidney Leeder's character flirt, tease, and taunt other crew. She's one of the few characters that has some depth, motivation, and sense of fun.
Jason Momoa wasn't bad as a menacing AI, but he wasn't a character to empathize with - or even to love to hate. He ultimately had the 2 dimensional motivation of an AI following his programming, but with a maniacal murder streak. Without a truly 3 dimensional villain, he may as well be a glitchy computer or one with a loose wire. He seems to want to kill and torture... just because. Senseless violence is boring.
Some CGI was really entertaining. The best parts being those that blend into the scenes - like e-mail in their heads up displays. Parts of the ship were well done. The exterior shots were very well done.
Honestly, I think I'd have enjoyed the movie more without the killer AI - just fleshing out the prisoner characters' backgrounds and interactions more and their frustrations with the limitations of their freedoms. The movie is like a bad episode of Outer Limits where we get little exposition and narrative followed by mindless violence / action sequences meant perhaps to visually impress, but utterly lacking substance. Just having Momoa on a monitor talking was more menacing and entertaining than the whole opening sequence of the movie.
David Hewlett is one of my favorite actors. I applaud his effort in writing and directing a full length film. It's better than many made- for-TV Syfy channel craptastic flicks of the month. I think with some work, we could see this again in another form with more well rounded characters and a better story arc for the "heroes" and villain.
I wouldn't recommend the movie, but there are worse ways to spend your time. I'd describe it as having elements of Cube, Jason X, and Hackers. I'm hoping this was a proof of concept flick to show that David Hewlett is ready to take the helm of something larger.
So Debug was never going to win any Oscars but it's an enjoyable enough deep-space romp. The ship is too showroom-perfect and there's not a huge amount of chemistry between the characters, but perhaps the most irritating thing is Jason Momoa's perma-smirk - please, Mr M, get a different schtick!
In saying that, David Hewlett directs smartly enough and there are some nice shock moments, if the story is a little stodgy at first.
Definitely worth watching.