Anomaly (2015/Anchor Bay
A- Sound: A- Extras: D Film: C
Anomaly is a decent idea, an ex-soldier, Ryan Reeve (Noel Clarke)
is suffering from PTSD in the near future where there is technology
to delete who you are for a period of time. Unfortunately, it does
not progress from the good idea stage. It seems that its
director/star decided to give himself a lot of "flattering"
scenes, but neglected to make sure the scenes helped progress the
you first look at the case to this Blu-ray and anything else you may
end up seeing for The Anomaly, you think you are going to
watch a well-dressed Ian Somerhalder, from the show The Vampire
Diaries, as the leading actor. Even though he is the only face
on the cover he actually is not the main character but plays the
leader of the evil anomaly organization named Harkin Langham.
element that is always good for a story is the ticking time clock.
Every couple of days Ryan (Clarke) wakes up with nine minutes and 47
seconds to figure out what is happening to him. It almost gives it a
Memento vibe with bad guys chasing after him like Harkin
(Somerhalder) as if he were Agent Smith from The Matrix.
Those two movies together sound like it would be a great on screen
experience, but it falls somewhat short. There are many scenes that
Ryan, played by the director Noel Clarke, where he is seen wearing
nothing, but his underwear and he sneaks them in every chance he
Anomaly runs for approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes and is
presented in widescreen 2.35:1 in Blu-ray 1080p HD. It has lossless
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, which if the odd slow motion action
sequences were choreographed better, might come in handy. However,
the fact that the picture quality is in good high definition, and
therefore pretty decent, you are able to see them stumble around as
they try and make it look slightly more realistic than we know it to
be. There are not any bonus features on the disc.