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It feeds on your fear
Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her.
Though its first hour is an uninvolving slog, Stephen Norrington's "Death Machine" eventually warms up into a thrilling, future-set genre piece. It takes too long to get there, however, forcing the rough-hewn science fiction film to languish as a dull but watchable genre entry.
Taking place in a gritty, tech-driven near future, "Death Machine" revolves around the developers of a fighting machine that is eventually unleashed to deadly results. There are character-based beats that misfire early on, but, once the titular machine is on the loose, the story compels.
Norrington's production is competent and awash in future grit and future grays. Speed is steady, but the quick pace is meaningless until it bears narrative importance toward the film's end. The…
Death Machine is a schlocky love letter to 80s genre films directed by Steven Norrington, who also directed the excellent Blade (and the not so excellent League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).
We start off in a boardroom, some time in the near future where a shadowy OCP style corporation discuss their latest weapons program. In true Verhoeven style, the early scenes are inter-spliced with newscasts and subliminal messages containing all the satirical quips and expository info required to set the scene. From here it shifts into James Cameron mode as a ragtag bunch of future people attempt to escape the clutches of a relentless android killing machine (the titular Death Machine or War Beast as its referred to by the company),…
Isn't Brad Dourif the greatest thing ever? And why is this movie nearly forgotten? This is awesome! I demand a Blu-Ray Release right now!
"Death Machine" is a Sci-Fi, Horror, Action...Thingy from Director Stephen Norrington (Blade)
Sadly, I could only watch the crappy version on Netflix US (4:3, Rated R), but I still was very entertained.
Brad Dourif (as mentioned before) is just awesome. Just search for "Best of Jack Dante" on Youtube.
Dante, Carpenter, Scott, Raimi, Yutani, Weyland..."Death Machine" does not take itself serious at all, and that's a good thing.
Super Soldier YELLING ALL THE TIME!!!1!
No CGI, everything feels very nostalgic...Matte Painting, Miniatures, Stop-Motion, Puppetry. Like the good old days.
I really wonder, why this hasn't turned up on more lists. It should be regarded a campy, cult-classic by now. A "So bad, it's good movie" and it's worth every minute of your time.
AND DO NOT ARGUE!
Dumb, and almost fun. Very reminiscent of "Hardware" in tone and execution, and suffering from many of the same flaws. Too many problems with the script to go into - I don't have the energy - but Brad Dourif chews the scenery with some charm and verve, and while the robot nemesis is hilariously awful in practice, the quasi-Queen Alien design of the machine almost works aesthetically. But then again, those relentlessly gnashing robot fangs... urgh.
Plot-points, names, and dialog are purloined from all manner of sources in this pop-culture patchwork quilt, nudgenudgewinkwink tribute to other movies made by superior directors. Dumbness prevails. A massive slab of 90s scifi kitsch that brings energy and some fun, if not genuine flair, to a bunch of cliches that were already tired by 1994.
Oh man Brad Dourif hacks the planet so hard in this
Man this movie is all kinds of awesome, part Hardware part Universal Soldier it has goofiness, insanity, overacting. It doesn't take it self too seriously and sometimes the action raises to this comedic level and its funny to watch Brad Dourif and company go ape shit crazy with their performance.
This is a freaking awesome movie! Why doesn't someone put this out in a nice special edition blu-ray, so we can see a nice clean copy in widescreen like it should be! Forget the US release...you have to find the British import disc. It is widescreen and uncut.
Oh man Brad Dourif hacks the planet so hard in this
When a group of humanitarian terrorists break into the Chaank Corporation's headquarters they soon stumble across a deadly situation.
Here we have a British science-fiction movie and the first feature from Stephen Norrington, who later went on to direct Blade. The plot moves at a roller-coaster speed and though quite gory in places never takes itself seriously and presents the viewer with a completely tongue-in-cheek story that constantly nods to other films, such as Aliens and Blade Runner. The characters are completely over the top, and are played perfectly by the small cast, but it is Brad Dourif that steals the show playing the protagonist and injecting him with a manic glee. The special effects are quite well handled and though completely unbelievably designed, the titular robot even manages to portray some comic moments. All in all this is a very silly movie, but the deliberately comedic elements are well placed and make for an incredibly entertaining watch,.
Death machine looks like it falls apart every time it takes a tumble.
Wants to be scary.
Has a few jump scares, but can't
Do much more than that.
Good looking scifimovie has a fun enough plot (if a bit cliched) and a sweet killer droid but (I watched the two hour directors cut) takes its sweet time going anywhere. It's worth your while if you gave a bit of patience.
A giant corporation manufacturing deadly weapons loses control over the mad scientist they have hired.
Yeah, it's pulp, but entertainingly over the top and tongue in cheek. Brad Dourif outplays everyone else.
Decepcionante, lo mejor Brad Douriff y el guiño del director de llamar a 2 de sus personajes John Carpenter y Sam Raimi.
First film of 2015. And it was bad. I understood that going into it I would have to switch my brain off, and I did just that. But the film was so, so bad. I thought the acting, for the most part, was poor. Brad Dourif as Jack Dante was the only good thing about this movie and made it watchable. Decent performance of a genius psychopath set in the futuristic world of 2003, but unfortunately a part of this film and not something greater.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…