iBoy2017 | Adam Randall
After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.
Christopher Colquhoun Lucy Thackeray Cameron Jack Petrice Jones Leon Annor Aymen Hamdouchi Shaquille Ali-Yebuah McKell David Armin Karima Charley Palmer Rothwell Jordan Bolger Rory Kinnear Miranda Richardson Maisie Williams Bill Milner
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2017-05-13|
This movie had potential for either being quite interesting or completely awful. It somehow managed to land somewhere in between.
It started out as a boring high school movie, took a twist that made it a sad thriller, then switched to become something of a sci-fi movie. This was, for me at least, an unexpected development, but unfortunately it kind of fluffs out in the end instead of going out with a bang. The movie was produced by a major streaming service provider, so I was maybe expecting a bit more.
For me the cast seemed a bit bland, and no one really made an impression. It had Maisie Williams featuring as supporting actress, but her talent did not manage to lift the entire casts performance to above mediocre.
The hacking part is illustrated in a very high tech augmented reality way. At first I was annoyed with it, but then again, so was the main character. Once he got it under control, which happened quite fast, I actually started thinking that this was quite cool. It might have been the best part of this movie really.
SPOILER ALERT! At the final showdown it really annoyed me how he somehow managed to manifest a surge of energy. I mean , come on! His skills were all based around what you can achieve by combining a cell phone with the neural network of the brain. However unlikely this may seem, you can still follow some kind of logical path through it, but being able to perform a “sonic boom” action from Street Fighter really bummed it for me. That is just lack of creative thought near the end.
If you in general like hacking movies, this could be interesting for you, or if you are a big fan of Maisie Williams, her performance is not bad, just nok impressive either, and you might enjoy that.