Let met tell you the only two things you need to know about this cinematic hidden gem known as Eyeborgs: It’s got robots in it and it’s starring Adrian Paul.
Yes, ROBOTS and Mr. Highlander the TV Series himself Adrian Paul.
If that’s not enough for you, I don’t know what to tell you. I can’t help you. No one can. I’m praying to Ed Wood for you. You’re probably beyond hope, but whatever.
The plot of Eyeborgs is a libertarian’s wet dream.
The film revolves around a patriot act like piece of legislation that has utterly stripped the American people of all of their freedoms and rights to privacy. Massive robot-surveillance cameras patrol the streets and cigarettes are illegal. Oh, and there are guns everywhere. Everyone has guns. All the guns that you could want are in this movie.
So, we’re obviously dealing with B-movie quality genre cinema here. And it’s dope.
For being a piece of post-millennium genre detritus the film is surprisingly enjoyable. Not only because Adrian Paul does his best…. Adrian Paul, but because the film feels like a throwback to when the majority of films produced were B flicks.
Even more interestingly the film has a message. It’s political, like all good sci-fi is. It’s got a point to prove, a theme, and a message. Like I said, Libertarian to the max. I don’t agree with 90% of the political messages put forth in Eyeborgs but I love that they’re doing. I love it way hard.
If Fox News was like Eyeborgs, I’d watch it everyday.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a good crop of politically infused sci-fi films. Especially ones that don’t cost 200 million dollars.
The film isn’t Shakespeare but it’s not trying to be. It’s like Chopping Mall meets Michael Moore.
I’ll leave you with this final note, there are robots that get shot by a shit ton of guns. Oh, and Adrian Paul. Did I mention that Adrian Paul is in it?
Somebody give that dude more work, cause he’s rad and hasn’t aged a day since Highlander.
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