The Anomaly (2014)

The Anomaly (2014)

Released: 2014
Genre: Action, Genre, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Noel Clarke
Starring: Brian Cox, Ian Somerhalder, Noel Clarke, ,
Run time: 97 min
IMDb: 4.8/10
Country: UK
Views: 22096


Set in the future, the film is about the development of new cutting-edge bioweapon. Traumatized ex-soldier Ryan Reeve wakes up in the back of a moving van next to a young boy who has been kidnapped, he attempts to free the boy, but blacks out. He is forced to work out what is happening in bursts of time no longer than ten minutes, before his mind is taken over again. He teams up with the mysterious “Dana” as he battles a conspiracy known as “Anomaly” led by Harkin Langham, and learns that the bioweapon is the same mind control that has allowed its creator to take over his body.
User Reviews: After seeing the movie and reading the reviews I can say that some comments are fair to this film. The premise is very much lifted from Total Recall and Memento with an amnesiac finding out who he is and why he’s in the locations he wakes up in. The movie really falls apart as it really should have been produced on a much bigger budget. Doing this on a small budget results in little sets, sparse actors & extras plus limited CGI. This results in the audience being constantly underwhelmed by scenarios and situations that should really be a wow factor. Fight scenes for example seem to be there mostly to fill time and are slowed down for supposed effect but really they show just poor choreography.Noel is not actually a very good actor to be fair so this is more a vanity project as another reviewer pointed out. The ending of the movie was very trite and clumsy but to be honest, a lot of the movie was that. To summarise, a big budget movie done on a small budget results in the feeling of being let down.

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