1 February 2018 | TheTopDawgCritic
Stunning cinematography and choreography in this indie martial-arts action sci-fi film
Hollywood stunt-man James Mark debuts his first film as producer, director and writer , and casts his also stunt-man younger brother Chris Mark in his first lead role in this visually stunning indie martial-arts action sci-fi film.
James' directing of this film was exceptional, as was the cinematography and visually stunning sets. Chris' fight scenes (there are many of them) were well executed and got the adrenaline going, and his acting was very decent for his first lead role.
The writing had some plot and story issues, evident in the screenplay from the convoluted flashbacks and missing pieces of the story. Perhaps the editing department cut some scenes that should have been left in, especially since the film was only 77 min long.
My other issue was costume department... some of the (ninja?) outfits seemed loosely put together, and for having such eye catching sets, the poor costume choices stood out, particularly the 'Men in Black' sunglasses that were a little overboard and cheapened the production.
Nevertheless and surprisingly, I really enjoyed this film and would see it again and recommend it. I'm hoping there's a part 2 in the works.
The Mark brothers have successfully evolved their repertoire from Hollywood stunt-men in this visually captivating indie film.
A well deserved 8/10 from me.