Code (2014/MVD Visual DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C-
Code (2014) is an independent sci-fi/tech thriller that maybe is
a bit too ambitious for its budget. While the underlying message
isn't terrible, the special effects and after effects filters are -
and they really took me out of it by being a bit too overbearing.
This experimental film is directed by Mark Netter and stars Andrew J.
West, Mei Melancon, Googy Gress, and Ivan Shaw amongst others.
film is about computerized behavior recognition, behavior
modification and 24/7 surveillance. It takes place in a troubled
start-up where a young programmer with a troubled past of his own is
brought in to finish the company's product on a tight deadline, in
the wake of the murderous rampage and suicide of the previous
deeper he probes into the code, the more his own behavior changes as
the code takes on a life of it's own. Utilizing surveillance camera,
PC cam, videochat and eyeglasscam, for more than half the movie the
viewer watches four images at once which adds to its experimental
quality Is this a movie for everyone? Certainly not.
in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of
1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks fine on
DVD but could benefit to a high def upgrade.
include Commentary and featurettes on Characters, Technology and
Fear, Production, indiegogo, and a Trailer.
I get what its going for, this film was kind of hard to watch.
Perhaps with a bigger budget and better actors it could have been