Friday, October 10, 2014

Automata is seriously bleak

5 second plot: It's 2041 and the world has turned into a big radio-active desert. Only 0,3 % of the world's population survived. These survivors created robots to help build walls and mechanical clouds to protect them from the radiation. Now these robots are becoming self-aware. And the humans are getting nervous.

5 second review: It's a grey, dirty, rotten future we are headed for. But at least we didn't fuck up our environment ourselves this time. The robots and the future are well done. Antonio Banderas is also great: he gives it all he's got. There are several great opportunities to take the story to the next level by focusing on the interesting robots but instead the attention switches to the uninteresting company bad guys. That's a shame.

IMDb score: 6,1/10
Our score: 6/10