Friday, 16 April 2010

FILM REVIEW: Ghost Machine


Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Rachael Taylor (Transformers, Shutter) and Luke Ford (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) star in this supernatural thriller about a group of young U.S. military techs who borrow a top-secret combat simulator for a weekend of unauthorized gaming. But when they set up the system inside an abandoned prison used for the torture of post-9/11 prisoners, they discover that someone or something has uploaded itself into their A.I. software. A deadly new player has now joined the game. How do you survive the final level of lock-and-load virtual reality when escape is impossible, slaughter is uncontrollable and the enemy is unstoppable? The ultimate battle begins inside the GHOST MACHINE.


What you’ll get out of this film depends what you are really after. If you just want a bit of on screen candy (present in the ever so sweet Rachel Taylor), a title that has nothing to think about as well as pretty standard film characters with heavily intense combat sequences then this title will do it for you.

Whilst it does start off a little slow it pretty soon picks up pace as the viewer becomes more engaged with not only the characters but the chaos that they’re going to unleash upon themselves by abusing the advanced military hardware. The main thing that perhaps people will notice is the similarity of a number of film plots such as Staying Alive and the recent Gerard Butler film “The Gamer.” All in a good bit of fun provided its not taken seriously or looked into too deeply.

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