Directed by Josef
Rusnak (1999, Columbia Tristar)
Starring Craig Bierko
Realities merge as a VR designer is murdered and his second in
command seems to be framed.
August 4th, 1999 in the Theatre
This is the best science
fiction show I've seen in a long time. Even better than The Matrix, I believe.
Confusing for some people, I'm sure, but that's the way I love my science
fiction. The murder mystery was set up excellent. The paranoia
is genuine, and the feeling of something being terribly wrong just increases
as the movie progresses. As the main character was driving to the
ends of the earth, I had a sense of foreboding. I guessed what was
happening just before the characters did. At first, I thought people
managed to come back from the 30's set. But that quickly changed.
By the way, the 1930s sets were incredibly done. The mood felt great,
both in the past and the present. We don't see much of the future,
but it seems to get even better. I want to see this one again, because
of all the subtleties, and because I now know the answer to the riddle,
and there must be so many clues at the beginning, such as when he blanks
out for a while -I'm sure there are many more.