2047: Virtual Revolution was a surprisingly solid sci-fi action-thriller that does heavily borrow from Blade Runner and even The Matrix, but I had a lot of fun and was thoroughly engaged until the end.
2047: Virtual Revolution
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy
Wild Eye Releasing | NR – 0 min. – $0.00 | June 18, 2019
Date Published: 06/20/2019 | Author: The Movieman
Wild Eye Releasing provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.
THE MOVIE — 3.25/5
|Plot Synopsis: The year is 2047. Most of the world’s population live inside corporate-controlled virtual worlds and drift further out of touch with reality. Nash (MIKE DOPUD), a private investigator/bounty hunter is hired to track down a group of hackers who are disrupting and terrorizing the virtual space in a bid to free human beings from their online prisons.
Quick Hit Review: I’ve come across movies like 2047: Virtual Revolution while perusing the electronics department at Wal-Mart and usually the cover is far more professionally done compared with the movie itself. I will admit, Virtual Revolution was actually not half bad with some respectable production values. That being said, it does HEAVILY “borrow” from Blade Runner (especially in respects to the sets and some costumes) with a sprinkling of The Matrix thrown in, though in that regard, this movie does a better job exploring, albeit briefly, the idea those “connected” into virtual worlds may not want out.
2047: Virtual Revolution was written and directed by Guy-Roger Duvert marking his feature film debut in both and even with what was likely a limited budget, actually didn’t do a half bad job as it was competently directed and the writing adequate. The performance from the unknown cast was alright with the lead actor Mike Dopud doing a fine job (should note, Dopud has an extensive career in bit parts in movies like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and a few of the X-Men movies). I would say this is worth seeking out because it was fairly enjoyable.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5
|Features include: The Making of Virtual Revolution (10:04) containing behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew; an Interview (14:34) with Writer-Director Guy-Roger Duvert; a Concept Arts (3:11) gallery; a featurette on The Score (7:02) and lastly 5 Deleted Scenes.|
VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 4.0/5
|Wild Eye Releasing distributes 2047: Virtual Revolution onto DVD presented with a 2.29 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio (and yes, I measured) and actually looks very good even in standard definition where some colors are vibrant set against some of the darker elements. The disc also includes a 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital tracks with the latter being, for some reason, the default option, though I watched with the 5.1 turned on. As such, the movie sounded pretty good with some nice depth as dialogue came through crisp and clear, that includes Dopud’s somewhat gravelly voice.|
OVERALL – 3.25/5
|2047: Virtual Revolution was a surprisingly solid sci-fi action-thriller that does heavily borrow from Blade Runner and even The Matrix, but I had a lot of fun and was thoroughly engaged until the end. Nothing perfect or even great, but certainly worth seeking out as a rental (and it is available on Amazon free for Prime members).|