Lim who plays Andrew Han, a hacker with a deteriorating illness. From top to bottom, Ghost Source Zero is every bit indicative of what you might expect from an independent film banner that dubs itself Planet Nerd Rage. One major aspect of that mission includes intricately-planned raids at secret facilities called nodes where gamers are semi-lobotomized and imprisoned as virtual slaves. This union would come at a critical time for Cheng in the months since going viral with a proof-of-concept for his then-hopeful feature debut, Ghost Source Zero, on which the two would ultimately pen the script as well as executive produce. The action is especially characteristic and this effort between hails of bullets and hard-hitting choreography, allocated by co-star and fight choreographer. Subliminal messages outline something more mysterious behind the digital when an unknown figure sends them a nebulous, enigmatic code, bringing to question whether or not the anonymous messenger is an ally, or a foe.
Fair play, but I was already fine with my immediate estimation after seeing the first twelve-minutes or so. Select key fight sequences with combat-modified droid characters, including principals Dennis and actor Brian Yan to name a few, are given more amplified treatment through undercranking and other sorts of camera wizardry for their use in the film. The brainchild of more than thirty years of fandom by its helmer and the infinite genius of a celebrated visionary, Cheng and Hama go all in with a palette of ideas and assembling an orchestra of experimental glee that goes boldly where science-fiction nowadays seldom goes, particularly on a mainsteam level. . Laden with strong contours in its color grading and texture, wide-angle shots are perpetually used for the engaging cinematography amid tracer bullets, point blank killshots and accumulating gore.
In whole, the film is an experiential testamant to empassioned sci-fi geekery and a lifelong devotion to fandom with as much heavy artillery, prop goo, fake blood and guts and shell casings as one could possibly allow. Backed by an energizing soundtrack, a production design that steadily balances boldness and practicality in its execution, and the grace of a loyal Kickstarter following, Ghost Source Zero plays hard and heavy on its many strengths for what it packages. Click the poster below and score your rental of today. The first twelve-to-sixteen minutes were almost an instant thrill following an opening sequence in which a young girl named Maya Deychen Volino-Gyetsa is kidnapped by two men donning tactical gear, and an explosive warehouse shootout minutes later with soldiers on both sides equipped with meaty machine guns and weaponized drones. As indie as a film like Ghost Source Zero gets, the millieu that Cheng wraps it all in ought to leave room for even the most jaded film critic to suspend disbelief. I personally sought to this film in my own observation as the kind of film one would liken to the early works of Albert Pyun, something I expressed to Cheng when I messaged him over the weekend.
Actors Yami and actress Dennis are also given ample attention for the layered characterization, in addition to actor Eric R. Performances generally range from either terrible to average or above, coupled with some decent acting while more poignant, emotive and subtle moments along the way otherwise bring significance to the story. Leading the charge is producer and actor Joe Barbagallo with a story ripe with ambition in its stylish, gritty, cyberpunk B-movie flair. Re-joined by fellow soldier Antonio Chavez Kage Yami and Lieutenant and former love interest, Soriya Sorensen Jean Goto , Warnock and his team of grunts sets out to unravel the first of several clues in their harrowing investigation. . . .
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