Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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“Indie Movie” is a jumbled mess of bad acting, horrendous dialogue, a plot that makes absolutely no sense, and far too many computer “tricks.” If I could give negative star ratings, I would. That’s how bad this is.
The plot involves movie bootleggers, a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, Star Wars Fundamentalism, and the world premiere of a film called “Action Figures.” To explain any more would require a greater effort than was put into the script, for which, by the way, I couldn’t find a writing credit. Let’s just leave it at the fact that the actual story takes a back seat to the number of computer effects the director can force into each scene. Get the picture?
I wanted to like this film, and I think there are some interesting points being made here, but they are overshadowed by the movie’s multiple flaws, such as actors who can’t remember their lines and a story that seems totally improvised. That’s a shame, too, because the filmmaker was definitely trying to make a statement about the futility of mainstream film, but all he really did was give people one more reason to hate independent cinema.
Posted on May 22, 2004 in Reviews by Doug Brunell
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