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OUTSIDE THE WIRE (2021): The Things I Liked…

Outside The Wire (2021), Damson Idris, Netflix
Outside The Wire (2021), Damson Idris, Netflix

The best things about Outside the Wire, an action/sci-fi movie about a drone pilot and android officer’s mission to a deadly militarised zone are the two lead performances. Young Damson Idris (Harp) is a talent indeed, and Anthony Mackie is convincing as android officer Captain Leo.

The action sequences were generally well choreographed. Still, that’s not to say that there aren’t moments when I’d have preferred different camera angles so I could enjoy better views of Captain Leo’s physical movements during the fight sequences.

As fun as the action/combat scenes are, including scenes that featured the robot army, most of the fun action doesn’t happen until we’re well into the second half of the movie.

Even though overall, Outside the Wire isn’t as well-written or exciting as hoped, I enjoyed the dynamic between young Harp and Captain Leo. I wanted to see Harp’s growth, especially following his rookie mistake at the start of the movie. I needed to know if he’d get out alive and how he’d do it.

For me, its a shame that the movie’s focus wasn’t purely about Harp’s journey. Firstly, because Idris is very watchable, but also because the turn that Captain Leo’s story took around the one hour, twenty-minute mark proved the most disappointing. Mainly because it’s so very cliché; while not being written cleverly enough to make the lack of originality less of an issue.

Even with all its issues, I mostly had a good time with Outside the Wire. As such, if you’re especially curious, give director Mikael Håfström’s movie a chance. It’s nowhere near Netflix’s best action/sci-fi movie; to be honest, I can’t think of any good ones right now. But, at the very least I’m glad I didn’t find it as infuriatingly disastrous as Extinction (2018).

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ARCHIVE (2020): New Trailer Starring Theo James, Stacy Martin, Toby Jones, Rhona Mitra…

Archive (2020): Theo James, Vertical Entertainment US
Archive (2020): Theo James, Vertical Entertainment US

Archive is a new sci-fi film from writer/director Gavin Rothery and stars Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra and Toby Jones.

Set in 2038 Archive is the story of George Almore (James); a man who’s been working on a true human-equivalent AI and he’s in the riskiest and most sensitive stage of his latest prototype. Particularly considering the very secret nature of his goal…

Right away one of my favourite AI/ sci-fi movies came to mind as this trailer played. I’m of course talking about Ex Machina (2015); a movie I liked so much that I wanted a sequel to be available sooner than immediately.

I hope that Archive is memorable for all the right reasons and I can’t wait to see what the human-equivalent AI does once she’s out there in the world.

Jeremy Wheeler, Peter Ferdinando and Hans Peterson also star.

Archive Release Dates: July 10th, 2020 (US), Internet…

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