VIRTUAL REVOLUTION REVIEWED
“Virtual Revolution” is a MMORPG disguised as a Sci-Fi film. People function as hybrids in the real and online world, as various characters try to solve the mystery of their brave new arena. You can roll the dice and hit upon various dystopian fiction tropes. There’s a killer virus, lost love and a lead character that’s edgy and mysterious. Nothing ultimately matters, as this a Francophile enriched visual treat. Jane Badler proves there is life after “V”, as she keeps up the plot.
If you dig cyberpunk stuff, this will be up your alley. Otherwise, you’ll feel yourself aging by decades while watching this movie. I’d love to come back to it in a few months, but there’s nothing here that really blew me away.
A Film by
OPENS IN LOS ANGELES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th
ARENA LAS PALMAS THEATRE
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!
The Plot Thus Far
Neo Paris, France. The year is 2047. A time of technological revolution. The revolution did happen. Just not the way people thought it would. The population is now divided between a big majority, the "Connected”, always online and a minority still attached to the real, called the “Living”. Some never really made a clear choice. They are the “Hybrids”.
Nash (MIKE DOPUD) is a Hybrid. He is also a killer, working for one of he world corporations behind several of the most important virtual worlds. His mission is to track, identify and kill terrorists who threaten these worlds by killing players randomly, from inside the games. Nash’s girlfriend was among the victims. Now his investigation leads him from inside Neo Paris slums to the opulent Neo District, but also from inside several virtual worlds.
While he finally succeeds in infiltrating one of the terrorist cells, he then finds himself in the middle of a dangerous game between his employer, Interpol, which decides to solve the problem directly, and these terrorists with noble goals but questionable means…
The revolution did happen. Just not the way people thought it would…