Movie Review: Replicas
Updated: May 27, 2019
‘A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.’
IMDb 5.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes 9% Metacritic 19%
Keanu Reeves (John Wick, Matrix) Alice Eve (Iron Fist, Star Trek: Into Darkness)
Thomas Middleditch (College Humor, Silicon Valley)
Replicas as a film moves quickly to the major plot point and doesn’t get hung up on dragging out character introductions or side plots. The film dives into the meat and potatoes with the issues of Keanu cloning his family such as the missing memories of the daughter he couldn’t bring back and the itch in the minds of the family that they couldn’t scratch. The ideas they try to explain and explore in the film are interesting and kept me going otherwise I might have actually turned it off. The dialogue through the film is pretty weak from start to finish and nothing to write home about at all. Alice’s performance is that of clone that she is trying to play both before and after the accident takes place in the movie. I would have to chalk it up due to the screenplay and story being written by novices in film with only 2 or 3 films to their credit.
The one thing that stood out to me was part of the CGI effects. It reminded me of a previous Keanu movie ‘Johnny Mnemonic’. A little more modernized and cleaner when he was working with the technology of the film even a lot of the motions he made were similar to the previous film I wondered if it happened to have a link to the previous film by director or writer but I couldn’t find any
It was just too predictable of a film once it got going. No star stunning performances character wise. No over the top action scenes to speak of. I was left wanting more when the credits rolled at the end of the film. I would have to give this a pass in the end. I didn’t exactly want my 90 minutes or so back but I just wanted something a little more overall. I had an idea what I was going to get and I was hoping just to get a little more and it just never got there.
The Mountain Man’s final thoughts on the film are that it isn’t a terrible film and it’s not a great film. I both liked and disliked it at the same time, it’s a passable film just with a predictable finish. The big M. Night Shyamalan plot twist was seen from a mile away and far from surprising.
2.5 Beards out of 5