2036 Origin Unknown (2018)

“You may not be able to override, but I can… I got hands.” – Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Sep 2018)

Brief Synopsis – After a strange object is discovered on Mars following a mission mishap, a human supervisor must try and work together with an A.I. robot to discover the truth.

My Take on it – This is a film that feels too redundant.

The basic premise of this film feels lifted from various other well known sci-fi films and then mixed together in order to attempt to create something new and innovative.

Unfortunately, the end result is neither because it just makes so little sense.

The low budget aspect of this film also hurts the story because the majority of the film features one character interacting with a machine who has motives that are never quite understood properly because they want to make the A.I. droid seem much more profound and intelligent than it needs to be.

The parts copies from other great sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) come across as being quite silly largely due to the fact that they only partial take these great ideas and don’t expand on them enough.

Katee Sackhoff is a great actress, but one wouldn’t know it by watching this film since she is given a script and dialogue to is so cliched and hammy that it’s hard for anyone to make it comes across as being enjoyable no matter the situation.

If one is looking to watch a good sci-fi film, this shouldn’t be your fist choice, I’d suggest watching one of the other films this movie is trying to copy instead.

Bottom Line – Very silly sci-fi film that tries to copy parts of other innovative films in the field yet comes across as incomprehensible instead of genius. Sackhoff tries her best but the story and dialogue just don’t work at all and things get weaker and weaker as things are slowly revealed. It’s must simpler to just rewatch 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and a few other great sci-fi films instead of wasting tome watching this drivel.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the opening scene where the moon and Earth are both in view, the shadowed areas of both should be similar. The moon is perfectly bifurcated and the earth is almost fully lit, which would indicate the Sun being in 2 different positions at the same time. (From IMDB)



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