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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.17.10] movie trailer scifi dystopic

Dark Metropolis isn't all that new (in fact it just debuted on DVD this week), but somehow we missed it which means we have to quickly get our heads out of our a$$es and back in the game by posting about it now, and reviewing it as soon as Indican sends me a screener.

This indie scifi flick comes from Power Rangers co-creator Stewart St. John, so you can imagine my surprise when I realized it wasn't a fun romp pitting neon clad crusaders against giant rubber monsters. Quite the opposite. Dark Metropolis is like THX-1138 meets Dune - which is to say it's dystopian with a heavy dose of spiritual mythos thrown in.

Mankind has lost a 300-year war against a genetically enhanced race that man created, abused and finally tortured. Now the descendants of that race - known as the "Ghen" - control the planet Earth from advanced underground cities.

An entire new universe has risen inside the remnants of our world known as Hollow Earth. Humans now work the surface in factories as slaves in the New World Order with pockets of resistance carrying on the fight. As rising Ghen Politician Crecilius Pryme takes power he urges his people to annihilate the remaining human population unleashing a shocking secret that will change the world forever.

The film stars Bailey Chase, Eric Scott Woods, Arthur Roberts and Ron Perlman.

Trailer after the break.

Dark Metropolis from Indican Pictures on Vimeo.

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jackass (12 years ago) Reply

As a rule of thumb, baddies wearing black mascara = crap sci-fi.


TommyBoy (12 years ago) Reply

Uninspired, could have at least tried to make a good movie.


inukumaru (12 years ago) Reply

The time machine....with no time machine.


Michael Allen (12 years ago) Reply

I sent the director over to you, after reviewing this one, myself. You will like it!


wtf (12 years ago) Reply

a mixture of time machine, equilibrium, clockwerk orange, soylent green....


John (12 years ago) Reply

Daybreakers, with no budget?


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Ambitious storytelling given the lack of special effects but the acting is solid and the story of Cain and Abel in the future resonates.


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Umm no it doesn't.


David (12 years ago) Reply

Isn't this the same movie, "The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race " 2009.

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