20 August 2006 | jasonbrown
Fun on an earthquake fault-line
It's a shame you can't say this more often, but every time I've seen this film I've had fun.
I screened 'Cyxork 7' during the programming process for the 2006 Carolina Film & Video Festival and loved it. Too often films that are trying to say something over-think their audience and suck the life out of the genre. John Huff's crazy 'movie-crew on a fault-line' premise contains tons of great commentary on society and movies, but none of that gets in the way of the jokes and characters. I saw over 1,000 films last year (both shorts & features), and Cyxork was one of the top ten experiences I had.
Picking the movie up again nearly a year later, it's still fun. Ray Wise's performance is fantastic and layered (as usual). And I can't say it enough - the movie looks great. Not just acceptable or tolerable or expected for a genre picture. John Huff and Michael Negrin do a great job of making this a visually entertaining movie.
More people should see this film.