Revolt (2017) (film dvd review).

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A soldier, Bo (actor Lee Pace), wakes from a conflict with no memory in a prison cell next to a medic called Nadia (actress Bernice Marlowe) in Africa. They are later attacked by another group and escape. Another run-in and they discover a tattoo on his arm signifies something for an American group on the border so they head in that direction and giant robots.

Much of this story is running through various gunfights, periodically getting captured. They eventually meet up with photo-journalist Stander (actor Jason Flemyng) although he doesn’t last long.

Come to that, Nadia is taken by the floating robot host and Bo is found and his injuries mended. He then finds the abandoned and destroyed satellite base and joins a team who let off an electronic wave device to turn off the robot drones.

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You do learn a lot more about what is going on from the quarter of an hour ‘Making Of’ extra. In many respects, the plot could have done with a bit more layering and structure than what is here. That could be put down to the budget but, considering the low number of cast, more could have been done. The robot drones were actually very effective but they were still essentially mindless when it would have been more effective to have shown that they were there to do something more than just destroy.

GF Willmetts

January 2018

(region 2 DVD: pub: E-One. 1 DVD 84 minute film with an extra. Price: £14.29 (UK). ASIN: B0749VFNVC)

cast: Lee Pace Bernice Marlowe and Jason Flemyng

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Category: Films, Scifi

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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