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Post Replicas

Replicas is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Chad St. John from a story by Stephen Hamel. The film tells the story of a neuroscientist who violates the law and scientific principles to bring his family members back to life after they die in a car accident. It stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, and Thomas Middleditch.

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm
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I agree with this review:
A fascinating movie with that raises all kinds of questions about morality and possibility. If this is the way the world is going, if this is where we are headed, I fear for the future.

I saw it with not much in the way of expectations: mostly went because it was a Keanu Reeves movie. Turned out to be a good Keanu Reeves movie even tho a bit different for him. The "what if" features were great. I like a movie that actually has an interesting story, and this definitely has one; and one of my favorite kinds of stories comprise those in the wide range of "what if" stories that include sci-fi. It's full of subtle nods to cool B movies of the past, combines deeply moving, comedic, and stylized features; and is so free of artsy hi-brow ostentation. Also believe it or not this is really a very cool family movie. We need more movies that can deal with some tough family challenges and play out the "what ifs" of life in humane and believable ways. Oh and on top of everything else: there are some cool Jason Bourne type sequences and Bourne music tributes at Bourne-like moments ... very awesome IMHO but then I enjoy tributes like those. Likewise, there were cool "I Robot" elements - very appropriate and very well handled.



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Eh I wish I could say I liked this movie because I really wanted too, but I just didn't think it was very good and as much as I love Keanu he was so miscast in this. I can enjoy a good, dumb B sci-fi movie from time to time, but this one wasn't all that entertaining although it has some cool and interesting ideas.


Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:31 am
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I enjoyed this in an almost perverse way. It is ridiculous and not particularly well-acted or shot, and it almost seems an undocumented immigrant in theatres in an era when lower-budget genre films with veteran stars are routinely available on demand first. Yet there is also a compulsively watchable quality to its madness; it plays as if an overexcited teenager conceived the plot every morning on the set. Consider the way the first 20 minutes establish the protagonist as a scientist attempting to transplant human consciousness into a robot. Then his family dies, and...wait, all of a sudden he and his comic-relief friend are also entirely capable of human cloning. Before one's disbelief can register, they are easily stealing extensive equipment from their top-secret laboratory and cloning his wife and children in a suburban basement. The film constantly swerves hard left or upends itself. For a while, it seems to become a modest body-horror film, complete with a genuinely compelling plot element (his Sophie's Choice moment when he realizes he can only clone two of his three deceased children). Then it is an action movie with corporate-espionage overtones. And it builds to an insane, hilarious, fascinating final image.


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Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:46 am
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It's more Ed Wood than Paul W.S. Anderson, which is a plus.

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