Science Fiction

Virtual Combat (1995)

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Kickboxing legend Don “The Dragon” Wilson takes on the virtual world in this pretty interesting action film.

David Quarry and his partner John Gibson are grid runners, border cops who make sure that all is safe when it comes to the world of technology and virtual reality. Stationed in Las Vegas, Quarry spends his free time testing out a virtual combat game in which he is unable to defeat level ten. When a trio of thugs attempt to hack into the grid, Quarry and Gibson are able to stop the goons after their attempt proves unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Dr. Cameron, one of the nation’s top scientists, has found a way to replicate virtual reality into actual reality. With the money provided by unscrupulous businessman Burroughs, Cameron replicates two women from a cybererotica program, Liana and Greta. However, in the mix of things, Dante, the level ten fighter from the virtual combat program, has also been unleashed and when Dr. Cameron refuses to let Dante unleash his friends from the virtual world, Dante kills the scientist and heads to Los Angeles to get the program necessary to get his friends out.

When Gibson is killed after getting in the way of Dante, Quarry must go to Los Angeles to find Dante, but also must deal with Burroughs’ goons, led by Parness. The only one who can help Quarry on his mission is Liana, who has a conscience upon her entry to reality.

Nearly a decade before Don “The Dragon” Wilson entered the world of virtual reality in X-Treme Fighter, he did a reversal of sorts with this sci-fi action tale in which he takes on virtual fighters in the real world. Directed by “jack-of-all trades” Andrew Stevens, Stevens does quite well as an action film director. William C. Martell’s script highlights the potential future of the cyber universe, with combat and cybererotica a mainstay in society, which is in some aspects, deemed mainstream in today’s world although it is more akin to the Internet rather than a virtual reality environment.

The film is definitely B-movie material and that is okay here. Of course as Las Vegas grid runner Quarry, Wilson plays the typical cop looking for revenge but finds something more to it. Yet it still works here. He personally wanted and got Canadian martial arts champion Michael Bernardo of the Shootfighter films and WMAC Masters, for the role of lead villain Dante. Bernardo has the physical presence for the role but it does sort of gets funny when instead of hearing Bernardo’s voice, we have Michael Dorn from Star Trek: The Next Generation as the “virtual voice of Dante”. It just doesn’t seem to match very well with Bernardo’s physicality and that’s a flaw in the film. Athena Massey does quite well for her first film role as cybererotica doll turned real life doll Liana, who of course, not only becomes Quarry’s love interest but shows she can kick some butt in one nicely shot sequence.

In charge of the fight scenes is none other than Art Camacho. As with all of the films he had done during this era, Camacho utilizes the cast’s martial arts skills quite well. Wilson has some decent fights in the opening credits of the film, where we see him in virtual reality and has some nice one against many fights throughout the film. Wilson even has not one, but two nice fight scenes against Loren Avedon, who lets his feet fly to great use against him as Burroughs’ right hand man Parness. In the short time he is in the film, Ken McLeod shows why he truly should have had another lead role after his performance in College Kickboxers and not be relegated to either supporting or villain roles. Michael Bernardo shows why he was a force to be reckoned with too action-wise despite the voice mismatch in the film. Bernardo truly has great martial arts skills and his finale with Wilson, even with the little bits of CGI thrown in there (after all, we are talking virtual reality bad guy), was well handled.

Virtual Combat is definitely B-movie material, but it is truly fun B-movie material. The action scenes featuring “The Dragon”, Ken McLeod, Michael Bernardo, and Loren Avedon are quite a delight to watch, but expect to laugh when hearing Michael Dorn voice Bernardo’s character in a truly poor kind of way. Worth a rental for action fanatics and B-movie lovers.

A-Pix Entertainment presents an Amritraj/Stevens Entertainment production. Director: Andrew Stevens. Producer: Ashok Amritraj. Writer: William C. Martell. Cinematography: David J. Miller. Editing: Tony Mark, Wayne Schmidt, and Mark Speer.

Cast: Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Athena Massey, Ron Barker, Michael Bernardo, Loren Avedon, Turhan Bey, Ken McLeod, Dawn Ann Billings, Carrie Mitchum, Rip Taylor, Stella Stevens, J.D. Rifkin, Nick Hill, Timothy Baker.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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The saga continues as Rian Johnson unleashes some intricate revelations along with bringing some fun comic humor in the mix.

The Resistance is still under threat from the First Order, led by Supreme Leader Snoke. When Alliance pilot Poe Dameron disobeys a direct order in order to cripple one of the First Order’s major ships, it comes at the price of losing many Resistance fighters. Even worse, in the First Order’s counterattack, General Leia Organa is seriously hurt and is replaced by Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. On the upside, reformed Stormtrooper Finn has awaken and along with Poe, BB-8, and mechanic Rose Tico, whose sister died in the Resistance’s attack, decide to find a way to disable the First Order’s trackers.

Meanwhile, Rey has arrived in Ahch-To where he finds the long lost Jedi master Luke Skywalker. Learning what has happened, Luke decides the Jedi should end. However, he decides to teach Rey after being convinced by R2-D2. While training, Rey finds herself connection to Kylo Ren, who still falls to the dark side and Snoke. When the two slowly bond, Rey begins to learn some shocking revelations and while she can’t convince Luke to join the Resistance, after her training, she decides to return to the fight. In the ensuing chaos that follows, everyone involved will become affected in one way or another and a new war is set to begin.

It’s been two years since we saw the official saga’s last entry, The Force Awakens, and it is well worth the wait. With Rian Johnson at the helm, the writer-director took a smart approach at bringing a film that is high on the level scales as in this reviewer’s opinion, the second best installment of the Star Wars saga (Sorry, but the best one still remains The Empire Strikes Back, episode five). Johnson wisely injected some beats of humor while keeping the saga alive with more action, drama, and most importantly revelations ready to set up Star Wars Episode IX.

There are two important plot points to look at when seeing this film. The first is the continuation of the battle between the Resistance and the First Order. In what is her final performance, Carrie Fisher could not have done a better job as General Leia Organa. While for a good portion of the film her character is incapacitated and replaced by Laura Dern’s Amilyn Holdo, Fisher truly makes the most of her screen time and a resounding round of applause is much needed for Fisher as well as that of Mark Hamill as the returning Luke Skywalker.

In the second important plot point, Skywalker has gone from hero to a conflicted soul looking for peace. However, with the support of some old friends, finds a sense of redemption when he teaches Rey, played by an excellent Daisy Ridley, the ways of the Jedi after he has failed teaching Kylo Ren, played this time by Adam Driver not so much as a spoiled brat but someone who now realizes what he is made of and how to unleash his potential.

Oscar Isaac and John Boyega continue their bromance as ace pilot Poe Dameron and reformed Stormtrooper Finn as they can be seen in a Han Solo-Lando Calrissian type of relationship without the sense of betrayal. Poe has become somewhat of a danger to himself at times soon learning a lesson in the process while Boyega wants to remain loyal to the Resistance. Kelly Marie Tran makes a welcome addition to the team as Rose Tico, with Veronica Ngo making a cameo in the film’s opening battle as her sister. Joonas Suotamo takes over for Peter Mayhem (who serves as consultant) as Chewbacca, who now finds sort of new buddies in the little bird like Porgs of Ahch-To, which brings some of the aforementioned comic relief along with some wisecracks that all begin with Poe Dameron mocking the stern-faced General Hux, played again by Domhnall Gleeson. There are a few surprises here and there that help drive the film and while some may not like the comic relief or even something along the lines of The Empire Strikes Back, the film ultimately does a good job of both closing and opening the gaps for the next installment.

In the end, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second best installment in this reviewer’s opinion and it becomes both a bittersweet and amazing finale that will set up the next film in 2019.

WFG RATING: A

A LucasFilm Ltd. Production. Director: Rian Johnson. Producers: Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. Writer: Rian Johnson; based on the characters created by George Lucas. Cinematography: Steve Yedlin. Editing: Bob Ducsay.

Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkie, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Gwendolyn Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, Billie Lourd, Amanda Lawrence.

Chan’s “Bleeding Steel” to Get a Worldwide Release in December

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Jackie Chan will be Bleeding Steel in December…and it will be global.

At the American Film Market, The Swen Group’s Swen Asia division along with WME-IMG have scored worldwide rights outside of Asia to the Leo Zhang-directed film and along with its Asian territories, will release the film on December 22 in areas such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand to name a few.

Chan play a special forces agent who becomes embroiled in a major conspiracy while protecting a scientist. It is the biggest budget Chinese production to have ever been shot in Australia and the first feature to shoot scenes on top of the Sydney Opera House.

The film co-stars Show Lo, Tess Haubrich, Callan Mulvey, Nana Ouyang, and Erica Xia-Hou.

Check out this trailer for the film:

Look out for Jackie Chan as he will be Bleeding Steel on December 22.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

Prepare for Some “Sightings” in November

In November, a creature wreaks all sorts of havoc in Sightings, the latest film from Dallas Morgan.

When former Sheriff and skeptic of the paranormal, Tom Mayfield, encounters three dead bodies on his TX ranch, he must enlist the help of his conspiracy-theorist brother-in-law, a local surveillance expert, and a renowned cryptozoologist, in order to uncover who or what is behind these mysterious events.

A meshing of JawsSigns, and Stranger Things, the film stars Boo ArnoldDante BascoRawn Erickson IIStephanie DrapeauKevin Sizemore, and Tahlia Morgan.

High Octane Pictures will prepare everyone for Sightings on November 7.

Terror Strikes in “Antihuman” Trailer

An abandoned asylum becomes a house of horrors in this sci-fi/horror film from filmmakers Luke Gletzen and Mark Robins.

In Antihuman, a young woman returns to the secluded, abandoned psychological research facility where her deceased mother once worked. Accompanied by three friends, she discovers that the ghosts of the past have found their way to the present when the hospital’s legacy of experimentation and madness tears away all known bounds of time, memory and space.

Anya Korzun, Danielle Arden, Andrew Jardine, Katie Keight, and Kathryn Goldsmith star in the film.

Wild Eye Releasing has the film now available on Video on Demand platforms.

Guyver 2 – Dark Hero (1994)

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The Japanese-born superhero is back in this far more superior sequel in which its host attempts to find where the units come from.

It has been a year since Sean Barker became the host of an alien-armored unit known as The Guyver. He has been using his powers to dispense vigilante justice incognito. However, he has been having nightmares that he cannot understand. When he learns of bear attacks at an archaeological dig, he is convinced that perhaps some of the attacks are coming from perhaps Zoanoids who escaped from Chronos, the company he has destroyed.

Upon seeing the dig site, he meets Cori Edwards, the daughter of the archaeologist in charge of the dig. Sean’s premonitions soon prove correct when he finds himself facing a Zoanoid as the Guyver. Atkins, an undercover agent, learns Sean’s secret and reveals to him that he had only destroyed the Los Angeles branch of Chronos, who are a worldwide business. Meanwhile, Crane, who works for Chronos, has learned about Sean’s secret as the Guyver. While Sean searches for answers once a spaceship has been unearthed, some major revelations are imminent and Sean will face his greatest challenge yet.

When American audiences were introduced to Yoshiki Takaya’s The Guyver in 1991 via a film starring Mark Hamill and Jack Armstrong, it was met with mostly mixed to negative reviews. While the film’s effects were a highlight, it was the action that proved to be a low point in the film. Three years later, Steve Wang, who co-directed the original film, goes solo for this sequel but this time around, he brings in a cast of mainly newcomers but knowing the first film’s big mistake, amps it up with the action.

David Hayter replaces Jack Armstrong as Sean Barker, the host of the Guyver. For a film debut, Hayter is not exactly a bad actor and brings a sense of emotion when he tries to discover the origins of the very unit he has merged with. This is just in addition of doing what the Guyver does best. Hayter would go on to become a well-known voice actor and screenwriter whose credits include X-Men, The Scorpion King, and even directed the underrated werewolf film Wolves.

Kathy Christopherson’s Cori is somewhat of a meshing of damsel-in-distress and a strong woman. While the character of Mizky Segawa appears in the film, it is relegated to more of a cameo and played by a different actress who thinks Sean is becoming delusional. The interaction between Sean and Mizky in this flashback becomes the catalyst for Sean’s quest. Bruno Giannotta plays the character of Crane as a very dangerous person whose look here and mannerisms has a reminiscence of veteran villain actor Michael Ironside. Christopher Michael proves himself to be a worthy ally as Atkins, an undercover agent who not only learns Sean’s secret identity but is willing to help him upon learning said secret as he has “tracked” the Guyver’s activity.

While the cast is mostly made up of newcomers so the acting isn’t exactly on an Oscar-type level, the real star of the film is the action. Knowing that the lackluster action helped make the original 1991 film somewhat of a mixed bag, Wang employed the services of the Alpha Stunts team to handle this film’s action scenes. The costumes in the film look lighter than its predecessor, this allowing more flexibility when it comes to executing martial arts action. Koichi Sakamoto truly adds a sci-fi element with the use of wirework, but the fight scenes here are simply stunning. Kudos goes to Stone Age Warriors actor Anthony Houk and Sakamoto themselves as they play the Guyver suit actors and perform some fantastic stunts with Sakamoto and fellow Alpha Stunts team founder Tatsuro Koike in the suit of Zoanoid Crane, who does the unthinkable, all leading to a fantastic fight-filled climax.

Guyver 2: Dark Hero is one of those sequel that truly outdoes the original film. The SFX are still great and even amps up some gore-like effects but the martial arts action is breathtaking. If you had reservations about the original film, then you will want to see this sequel for a heck of a ride.

WFG RATING: A-

New Line Cinema presents a Biomorphs Inc. production. Director: Steve Wang. Producer: Steve Wang. Writer: Nathan Long; based on the original characters created by Yoshiki Takaya. Cinematography: Michael G. Wojciechowski. Editing: Russ Kingston and Steve Wang.

Cast: David Hayter, Kathy Christopherson, Bruno Giannotta, Christopher Michael, Stuart Weiss, Billi Lee, Jim O’Donoghoe, J.D. Smith, Alisa Merline, Wes Deitrick, Veronica Reed, Stephen Oprychal.

The Guyver (1991)

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The Japanese powered superhero gets the Hollywood treatment courtesy of two special-effects wizards.

When Dr. Tetsu Segawa attempts to escape his employer Chronos, he holds a mysterious briefcase in which he hides before being confronted by Chronos employees Lisker, Weber, Striker, and Ramsay, all of whom have the ability to change into monstrous Zoanoids. Segawa, who also has changed, is killed. Max Reed, a local detective, is assigned to break the news to Tetsu’s daughter Mizky, who is in a relationship with troubled college student Sean Barker.

Sean, who is always bullied at his Aikido class and lets his anger gets the best of him, after mistaking Max for a potential suitor for Mizky, he decides to leave. However, when he learns what has happened, he offers to return but en route he finds the mysterious briefcase. When Sean holds the object in the briefcase in his bookbag, he is confronted by a local street gang, which includes the bully from his Aikido class. Getting beaten up, Sean accidentally triggers the device he finds and soon finds himself transforming into a bio-boosted armored fighter known as The Guyver. While Sean adapts to his new powers, he and Mizky now find themselves in serious danger.

In 1985, Yoshiki Takaya created the character known as Bio-Booster Armor Guyver, which was adapted into a 12-episode anime series in 1989. A few short years later, Japan’s Shochiku Films joined forces with Hollywood producer Bryan Yuzna to bring this character to life in live-action form. Of course, this being a Hollywood B-movie, some of the names had to be changed or altered and there are a few tweaks to the story.

Directing the film are the special effects duo of Steve Wang and the wonderfully named “Screaming Mad” George, aka Joji Tani. Making their directorial debut, the film was not only re-cut by New Line Cinema, who distributed the film, but truly did a poor job marketing the film to bring in the star power of Mark Hamill. On the film’s posters, Hamill is seen with half of his face and that of the Guyver. The only problem is that Hamill’s character is not the Guyver, but rather a local detective who had befriended the ill-fated character of Tetsu Segawa. In the manga, Tetsu is the brother of Mizuki Segawa but in this version, Tetsu is the father of the slightly altered “Mizky” Segawa.

The central character of Sho Fukamachi is now Sean Barker and here, he is played by Jack Armstrong, who doesn’t do a bad job as Barker. Vivian Wu plays Mizky as more of a damsel-in-distress meshed with a bit of a “lost puppy” kind of feeling. A highlight of the film is truly horror film vet Michael Berryman, who plays the very dangerous Lisker, who will go to great lengths to retrieve the Guyver unit, even after learning it has found its host in Sean. Jimmie Walker’s Stryker is the comic relief of the film, even giving a nod to his iconic J.J. from Good Times, giving the audience that character’s trademark line in one scene. Another horror film veteran, David Gale, looks like he loves playing these brand of villains as he plays Balcus with such fun and insanity with Jeffrey Combs making a special cameo as Doctor East, a play on his classic Re-Animator (the 1985 horror film which Yuzna also produced) character of Dr. West.

The only major problem with The Guyver is not so much the change in character names or the special effects, which are impressive. It is that the action of the film is a bit lackluster. The Guyver, when activated, is supposed to be an able-bodied martial arts expert but despite a few slick moves, The Guyver looks more stiff and rigid when executing moves. Perhaps, it is the weight of the suit that prevents the stuntman to be able to perform the moves. Thankfully, there is redemption with Guyver: Dark Hero, which has stellar fight scenes with the suits looking a bit lighter than this film.

The Guyver is not completely a bad film, but lackluster action make this ultimately a mixed bag. While it’s great to see an anime character come to life, it is best to say the sequel is far more superior.

WFG RATING: C-

New Line Cinema presents a Brian Yuzna/Shochiku Production. Directors: “Screaming Mad” George and Steve Wang. Producer: Brian Yuzna. Writer: Jon Purdy; based on the original characters by Yoshiki Takaya. Cinematography: Levie Isaacks. Editing: Andy Horvitch.

Cast: Mark Hamill, Vivian Wu, Jack Armstrong, Michael Berryman, Jimmie Walker, Spice Williams-Crosby, Peter Spellos, Jeffrey Combs, Linnea Quigley, Willard Pugh, David Gale.

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017)

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This science fiction film from filmmaker Shane Abbess meshes the future with the backstory of one of its main characters.

Living on a planet and serving as one of its top ranking military officers, Lt. Kane Sommerfield is overjoyed when his daughter Indi comes to visit him while her mother, Kane’s ex, is on Earth. For a while, things are fine. That is, until Kane learns that the place he has now called home, is on the verge of an outbreak. A band of monsters have colonized the area and the higher authorities have decided to wipe out the area.

When Kane is separated from Indi, he gets even more bad news that a band of prisoners have escaped and en route to stop the prisoners, Kane is forced to land. There he meets one of the prisoners, Sy Lombrok. At firt, Sy threatens to kill Kane and go off on his own. However, when Kane mentions he must rescue his daughter and promises that he knows of a military bunker that they will all be kept safe in, Sy agrees to help. The two soon find themselves joined by two local rednecks, Bill and Gyp. Together, they plan to retrieve Indi and get to the bunker as time begins to run out.

Filmmaker Shane Abbess comes up with a very interesting sci-fi thriller that, rather than play it straight through, meshes more of a flashback tale and combine it with a juxtaposition involving one of the main characters. In other words, Abbess creates a film that upon watching it, should not be missed for even a second or it just might not make sense.

Using a chapter motif to flesh out the story, the odd-numbered chapters bring us to the story of an unlikely pair of heroes, a defected military officer and an escaped prisoner as they intend to rescue the officer’s daughter and head towards a possible safety zone in the form of a military bunker. Daniel McPherson’s Kane is the concerned dad who having just reunited with his young daughter, must retrieve her as they are separated amid learning that the planet he calls home is about to be obliterated. Kellan Lutz’s Sy is the escaped prisoner who seems to be more than everyone expects and in fact, it is his backstory that makes up the even-numbered chapters, told surprisingly in a backward order of sorts.

Bring ample support with a bit of comic relief to quell the seriousness of the story are the pair of Bill and Gyp, played respectively by Luke Ford and Isabel Lucas. Those familiar with franchise films will remember Ford as the adult son of Brendan Fraser’s character in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor while Lucas made quite an impact in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, making Shia LeBeouf scream like a little girl when her true nature is revealed. Here, they play redneck-like stepsiblings who become the pair’s most trusted allies in their time of need and do their best to help them and get sympathy from the pair when they reveal their origins en route to the bunker.

While it is unclear where the inhabiting monsters, The Ragged, have come from that cause the outbreak, they look quite nasty in this film, looking like the love children of Shin Godzilla and perhaps, Gamera, with the exception they are not kaiju-sized. However, as the film goes on, it is clear that the monsters are not the only enemy our heroes have, but rather the stern-faced government, led by Rachel Griffiths, who makes it clear that at any cost, the planet will have to go down. What will shock everyone who gets through this is the final chapter of the film, which revolves around the aftermath one year later and it is quite a mind-blowing finale.

In conclusion, The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One is truly a great sci-fi film that not only makes good use of its chapter motif and cast performances, but the finale is quite shocking and while some may see it ridiculous, others may find it jaw-dropping. And this is just the beginning.

WFG RATING: A-

RLJE Films presents a Storm Vision Entertainment production in association with Eclektic Vision, Storm Alley Entertainment, and Cutting Edge. Director: Shane Abbess. Producers: Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquist, Shane Abbess, and Sidonie Abbene. Writer: Shane Abbess; story by Abbess and Brian Cachia. Cinematography: Carl Robertson. Editing: Adrian Rostirolla.

Cast: Kellan Lutz, Daniel McPherson, Teagan Croft, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Bren Foster, Rachel Griffiths, Temuera Morrison, Dwaine Stevenson, Grace Huang, Firass Dirani.

RLJE Films have currently released this title on DirectTV and will be released in select theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on October 6.

Armstrong (2017)

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An EMT gets more than what she bargains for on her first night in this indie sci-fi action film.

Lauren Monroe is a woman with a troubled past. Having gotten rid of her demons, she plans to start over and gets a job as an EMT. There, she is teamed up with mouthy veteran Eddie. En route during her first night on the job, the duo comes across a wounded man. Taking him to the back, they attempt to nurse his wounds. Reports on the radio reveal a possible group’s plan on attacking the world, beginning with Los Angeles.

All of a sudden, Lauren and Eddie find themselves under attack by the Fifth Sun, a self-proclaimed “doomsday cult” hellbent on destroying L.A. However, thigns get very weird for the duo when they learn the man they have in the ambulance is a high-tech superhero named Armstrong. Equipped with a metallic arm that allows him to shoot high-tech bullets, Armstrong is able to stop the first wave of enemies. However, when he realizes that he has just involved Lauren and Eddie in the war, he plans to go at it alone. Knowing he will need help, Lauren decides to help the embittered superhero, changing her life forever in the process.

There have been well, countless superhero films today. While everyone knows the likes of the Marvel and DC superheroes that have attracted scores of fans on the big screen, there are quite a few that are original characters from filmmakers that just because they are not Marvel or DC, that they shouldn’t be ignored. This film from the team of Kerry Carlock and Nick Lund-Ulrich is one of them, and it is a nice blended mix of superhero, alien war, and real-life drama. While Carlock and Lund-Ulrich directed and came up with the story, Nick Rufka’s screenplay smoothly balances the trio of genres out that perfectly fits its 84-minute running time.

Orange is the New Black’s Vicky Jeudy does a fine job of playing tortured soul turned eventual hero Lauren, who on a road of redemption, finds that times ten in her ultimate decision to help the titular superhero in the war against the deadly Fifth Sun. Jason Antoon’s Eddie is seen as a type with seniority with a taste of having a big mouth. However, he does prove to be vital just as much with the war. As for the titular superhero Armstrong, Shawn Parsons brings quite a presence as a hero who does his best and while he knows he may have no chance of defeating them alone, he intends to do just that, until he has no other option to get help from these EMTs.

Armstrong is quite an indie sci-fi filled with shades of the superhero genre, combined with an alien war and real-life dramatic issues that are driven the performances of Vicky Jeudy and Shawn Parsons.

WFG RATING: B+

High Octane Pictures presents a Dos Goats Films production. Directors: Kerry Carlock and Nicholas Lund-Ulrich. Producers: Doug Bilitch, Kerry Carlock, Nicholas Lund-Ulrich, and Paul Rocha. Writer: Nick Rufca; story by Kerry Carlock and Nicholas Lund-Ulrich. Cinematography: Amanda Treyz. Editing: Shannon Baker Davis.

Cast: Vicky Jeudy, Shawn Parsons, Jason Antoon, Christian Anderson, Kevin Pollak, Camille Chen.

High Octane Pictures will release this film on VOD and exclusively on DVD at Walmart on October 3.

Ready for More “Lucy”? Just Wait…

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Are you ready for another round of action with Lucy? If your answer is “yes”, you will have to wait just a little bit longer.

Coming off the recent failure of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, EuropaCorp’s number one, Luc Besson, has completed a script for a sequel to the 2014 sci-fi-style action thriller that starred Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who while smuggling a powerful chemical gains superhuman abilities when the chemical ends up in her body system.

Besson did confirm that while the script is done, he will be working on another female-driven project first before delving right into Lucy 2.

More as this develops.

H/T: Dark Horizons