Reviewed byscreechy_jimVote: 4/10/10
Plain and simple, this is not a very good movie. There are definitelysome good aspects to it that I did appreciate, but right off the batthere are some glaringly obvious problems that will probably irk you,so lets get them out of the way quickly.
97 years after the robots have destroyed 8+ billion people and ourheroine is walking around in new clothes and makeup like she's just hada makeover. She,(in fact both our leads) are always pristine, itstotally ridiculous. She also has a crossbow, arrows, a new canteen, GPStracker and in fact just seems to magic things from nowhere wheneverthey are needed. It's preposterous. There are incidents like thisthroughout the whole movie that continually jerk you from the settingas you wonder how 'this or that' would be 'just so' given the historyof events.
Aside from those overtly obvious issues there are many others. Theacting is poor, the cast is very small and only John Cusack and CarmenArgenziano are up to the task. The script is terrible, it's corny,stilted, and hackneyed. There is a pointless voice-over thataccompanies many scenes with our two leads, but mostly it justdescribes on screen events. Kronos always knows where they are and hasa holo-image of everything they do yet he's having difficulty findingaurora. That our leads continually do stupid things or behaveatypically is a given. Much of the music is overdone. There is barely ascene without musical accompaniment and this rather than the acting iswhat unfortunately conveys most of the mood. This is just a handful ofhe problems, there's a lot more, but you get the point so I won't goon.
However its not all bad. Though most everything in this endeavour isB-movie standard, the visuals aren't. There is some greatcinematography. The scenic shots are great, the sci-fi shots with themekanoids are also quite impressive, and good shots, angles, andperspective detail throughout... in fact the whole visual portfolioseems to have been carefully planned, structured and executed. Somecredit is due here to the camera and visual crew. It's only with theaction sequences where shots degenerate to shaky camera action thatleaves a lot to be desired. The sci-fi special effects are also prettygood.
The plot is actually a good one, a post apocalyptic one with a lot ofpromise. Unfortunately it's just been executed poorly and a lot morecare and planning needed doing before this went to screen. Some tipsfrom 'The Walking Dead' would not have gone amiss.
I think its main failing is you're never really pulled in into thestory because of the distractions and weaknesses. At best you watch,but are on the outskirts of everything happening on screen and neverreally taken into the tale. Its a sure-fire mistake that marks manyself indulgent interests that centre too much on the project ratherthan the movie as a piece of entertainment from the perspective of theaudience. If I had to guess I would say there' an inexperienceddirector at the helm and maybe a sketchy production crew.
As I've said I think there are some good people involved in thisproject, but all in all, the movie isn't entertaining and I can't sayits worth watching... sadly.
Reviewed byTweetienatorVote: 4/10/10
If you got the two lead characters with neat clothes, well-donehair-job, white teeth and even some make-up in a post-apocalypticsetting (almost 100 years after the massive killing of most humans onthis planet through an AI and the survivors and their offspring stillhunted down and killed by the machines) you just know, this can't betoo good.
Well, like the above description indicates, I guess, this movie aims ata young audience, so maybe if you like such stuff like The ShannaraChronicles (which is a lot of personal drama and romance interrupted bythe occasional fight and killing) etc. you may like this movie or atleast you won't be killed by boredom and brain damage.
All in all, Singularity got some okay technicals, but the story(generic, a little bit Terminator here, a little bit Hunger Games hereetc. pp.) and acting are so-so. If you like the post- apocalyptic genrebut you need one for a mature audience (e.g. The Road, Mad Max, City ofthe Blind, Soylent Green etc.) skip this one, if you are a youngsteraround 12 or something like that, well, you may try it.
Why John Cusack took a role in this flick is a mystery to me. Thanks tosome semi-pro or almost pro looking technicals like effects and camera(tv-scale), I rate a 4, but this is imo no B-movie but a C- movie.
Reviewed bySergio Cajado (cajadomatic)Vote: 2/10/10
Its simply horrible, the acting, the scenery, the plot, the figurine,the light, the edition, even John Cusack get to be bad in this movie.It seems to be just a film test or some school project. So many peopleinvolved in this total incoherent movie makes me think on how peopletrow money away...
In 2020, Elias van Dorne (John Cusack), CEO of VA Industries, the world's largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention--Kronos, a super computer designed to end all wars. When Kronos goes online, it quickly determines that mankind, itself, is the biggest threat to world peace and launches a worldwide robot attack to rid the world of the "infection" of man. Ninety-seven years later, a small band of humans remain alive but on the run from the robot army. A teenage boy, Andrew (Julian Schaffner) and a teenage girl, Calia (Jeannine Wacker), form an unlikely alliance to reach a new world, where it is rumored mankind exists without fear of robot persecution. But does this world actually exist? And will they live long enough to find out?