THE PLOT THUS FAR
A viral threat almost triggers a nuclear reactor meltdown, giving reporter Jessica Taylor and her hacker friend Daniel an inside track on a grim reality: an artificial intelligence has become a conscious entity with the sole purpose of destroying the world one disaster at a time.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Delete” is a return to feature films for Steve Barron. The former helmer of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Electric Dreams” shows up to direct a movie with a 65 year old’s knowledge of computers. The hackers that no one understands hacks the world’s governments and starts firing off nukes. It’s up to some NCIS stand-ins to team up and shut down the kids and their computers. If they have time, they’ll solve the mystery of who has been on their lawn.
Seth Green shows up to collect a check, as this movie remains largely laughable. It’s not “Live Free or Die Hard” bad, but it creeps toward that territory. That being said, it’s a very fair DTV offering that I think had some television life. I don’t remember it airing, but it works for what it is. That being said, it wasn’t my first choice to watch.
The Blu-Ray comes with interviews and a sneak peek as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong with a supportive 1080p transfer and a DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track doesn’t get much back channel action outside of the few major explosion scenes. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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