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Replicas

(1 popcorn box)

  I had a veritable plethora of choices at the theater this past weekend.

  I could have seen A Dog’s Way Home. Everybody loves puppies. A plucky dog journey is such a new concept (cough cough) that I didn’t choose this one.

  How about The Upside? Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston… a laugh a minute with a quadriplegic and his assistant. Didn’t pick that one either.

  Maybe Green Book? Mahershala Ali has already won a Golden Globe for his performance and Viggo Mortenson is literally always fascinating. Plus (bet you didn’t know) a featured actor in Green Book – namely, Dimiter Marinov, is married to a Frankenmuth native! Yes, Jenny Cloutier, FHS class of 1993.

  Nope. Vic picked Replicas. Starring Keanu Reeves. I choose poorly.

  Replicas is the story of William Foster (Keanu Reeves) and his work at a medical lab in Puerto Rico involving the transfer of a human conscious to a robot (Robot? Do we still call them that? Maybe android is better.)

  After a horrific car crash – William decides to use this technology to revive his family. Well, that would have been a brilliant plan if any of the previous transfers had actually succeeded!

  I love a good bad movie as much as the next guy, but even my beloved Keanu could not make me sit through this one again.

  Only one out of five boxes for this one. There are few if any redeeming values in Replicas. I enjoyed the conflict of the last 20 minutes, but even that was about as cliché and overused as the memory upload concept. Didn’t any of these people see RoboCop (twice)? Or Transcendence? Heck, Avatar? Don’t go to see Replicas. Not good. This film is rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images. I’m going to go home and watch John Wick. You should go see Green Book.

  Check this week’s issue of the Frankenmuth News for a complete listing of shows and times.

MOVIE TRIVIA

    William Foster’s wife Mona is portrayed by Alice Eve. She looked familiar so I had to investigate… surprise! She appeared in this ginormus franchise as Dr. Carol Marcus.

LAST WEEK’S MOVIE TRIVIA

  Publicity for Aquaman was all about Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones. Really? Am I the only one who watched him obsessively in this 2005-2009 spinoff of a television show based on a movie? Stargate: Atlantis.


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