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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Angie-Liv
Thomas Jane as Billy
Jackie Earle Haley as Einstein
Nicholas Guest as Germaine
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Reviewed by SashaDarko 7 / 10


Not-intellectual-in-a-slightest action movie, which also gives no cyberpunk vibes, it's rather a classic sci-fi thing about machines vs. humankind, and this one almost fully copies Terminator plot (good cyborgs help human rebels to stop other cyborgs from taking over the planet, they dropped the time travel though) and most likely was made after the success of Terminator 2 (they even brought the same visual effects specialist who made the cyborg in Nemesis to look and move exactly like in Cameron's movie). Although Terminator itself is nothing original, so I wouldn't say Nemesis would be a rip-off of it, but I think the success of the T2 movie and hype around cyborgs at the time played the role.

First thing to notice in the movie is how everyone can't shoot properly at all, both "programmed to kill" cyborgs and "experienced" humans. They always miss the targets, even if they stand just about a meter away, it looks extremely ridiculous. But the movie gets even more ridiculous pretty quick when Shang Loo comes into the frame, becoming a unintentional comedy. Very serious poker-face men with black suits and black glasses chasing two humans and missing all the time even with some sort of a shotgun-grenade laucnher weapon (no sharpnel, no blast waves). One time this weapon shoots like it has nuclear bomb bullets, other time they're like the weakest grenades, whatever fits the action on the screen and keeps the heroes going. The way Alex returns the card from cyborg makes him look like a Mowgli, not to mention the way he shoots their pursuer from grenade launcher making a flip, it's just over the top. Truth to be said, they seem to embraced the ridiculousness they put on the screen, there's a funny scene when a granny kills a cyborg with a gun she had in her purse.

The movie tries very hard to look COOL, watching this on VHS being a teenager back in a day probably was a blast. The actors do their job just fine for a movie like that, it's certainly not a disaster on the performance front. The editing is good, visual effects are great. The locations chosen for the movie are beautiful and they used very well, it's one of the strong feats of the movie. You'd recognize Brion James, who probably played in all b-movies out there, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who later became Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat, and Thomas Janes, who later became a great The Punisher. It was good to see them all here together.


Reviewed by jeldridge-28771 10 / 10

Another Great - Yet Underestimated - Independent Science-Fiction Film

This review will be on the director's cut of the film (known as "Nemesis v2.0"), which can be purchased from Albert Pyun. I will also be comparing the theatrical version with the director's cut as much as possible.

Originally released in 1992 and directed by Albert Pyun (director of "Captain America," "Slinger," and "Invasion"), the film centers on the character Alex Rain (perfectly played by Olivier Gruner of the independent films "Velocity Trap," "Sector 4," and the up-coming "Executive Protection"), who is an LAPD police officer going against cyber-terrorists. The character himself has been augmented with robotic replacement parts, from his eyes to his legs and skull. After an operation at the beginning of the film, he's repaired once again and given a vacation where he attempts to find his humanity.

The protagonist of the film is Chief of LA Police, Farnsworth (masterfully played by Tim Thomerson from "Dollman" and "Trancers"), who is a cyborg of his own right involved in a massive conspiracy to infiltrate and take over the planet. He begins to use Rain as a pawn in that conspiracy, but his loyalty to a female cyborg - Jared (played by the beautiful and very talented Marjorie Monaghan) - brings him to not only rebel against his cyborg superiors but bring back his humanity.

It's a great story of not only personal redemption but also what it takes to be human. It can be seen as a perfect metaphor of the increasingly technological world we all live in. Director Pyun's masterful storytelling comes out as usual, but was hindered when it was theatrically released. The only way I was able to see how the film was initially intended was when I purchased the director's cut a couple of years ago. It definitely keeps a seat in my science- fiction collection as a hallmark in robotic SF filmmaking.

If you are a fan of smart SF, great action, and incredible special effects (done by Fantasy II, which did the SFX for the first two "Terminator" films), then you will absolutely love "Nemesis v2.0." Please support Mr. Pyun in purchasing his vision of the film. Trust me: just like with "Slinger," you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Nick Dets 8 / 10

Slick, Sexy and Fun Sci-F/Action

Celebrate Oliver Gruner's heyday by watching the B-movie masterpiece "Nemesis". It's really pretty good. Gruner may be the poor man's Peter Weller, but he plays his 85% android character with an effective stone face and only shreds of humanity. Tight direction and good special effects also keep it fast moving and fun.

Gruner plays Alex, an undercover cop/cyborg hunter. He becomes involved in a dangerous (and at times confusing) plot that sends him fleeing through an industrial wasteland in search for answers. I was tickled pink by a story that doesn't count on cheesy, cop-out twists to maintain its excitement, but simultaneously delivers the goods of a sci-fi and action movie. It lovingly references the movies it takes from, also- which include "Terminator", "Robocop", and "Blade Runner" which keep it on the respectable side of generic. Director Albert Pyun creates a slick neo-noir atmosphere which extenuates the story.

And the action scenes. Oh, the action scenes. Hit and miss Pyun is in top form- using high-tech, but refreshingly not over the top, weaponry and beautiful urban sets. The shoot-outs are imaginative and never redundant or trite. Don't miss the apartment shoot-'em-up where Gruner shoots at the floor spiraling as to create a hole for him to drop down, which he continues to do for two more floors. As if this wasn't cool enough, Pyun uses a Raimi-esquire shot that stays on Gruner's head as he drops through the building. Yes, 10 years later "Underworld" implemented this idea in a more popular film, but I hardly think it did so in better form. There are great stunts, focused direction and good acting to keep it unrelentingly fun.

"Nemesis" does need work, don't get me wrong. As Pyun demonstrated in his 1997 disaster "Mean Guns", he has a hard time tapping into his characters and material which makes things seem distant, confusing and at times impenetrable. He has a difficulty capturing transitions adequately, which obscures some of the action scenes.

Most in the audience will be pleased by the film's unlimited sex appeal. The movie creates a fascinatingly erotic connection between the near future and wangled, unrestrained sexuality. Deboarah Shelton is endlessly sexy and gives the movie a raw energy that almost compensates for its distant connection to the material.

I loved "Nemesis". It has a wonderfully distributed blend of science fiction and action. While there may be a brick wall between the audience and any hope of an emotional connection, it is sexy and fun enough to remain a great time.

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