Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: Andrew on August 17, 2007, 06:05:57 PM

Title: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Andrew on August 17, 2007, 06:05:57 PM
Time travel experiments cause a paradox timeline populated with killer robots.  One of the scientists involved becomes a soldier on the ruined world that results and tries to find a way to repair the damage to reality.

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Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: BTM on August 17, 2007, 08:35:47 PM

Great review, I remember actually watching this movie years back.

Favorite lines:

>If someone could explain the benefits of going back in time via a metal robot that must avoid human contact because it will cause a plague, I would appreciate the help.

>The only reason that the infected woman was sent on the mission was to be a "flanker." Flankers are essentially an expendable resource and have the same life expectancy as a warrior with no battle honors in "Myth: The Fallen Lords."

HAHA, I remember playing that game!  Heck, tried to install it several months back but couldn't get the damn to work on Win XP.  (I know, I know, DosBox might do it, but I moved on to other things...)

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: nshumate on August 17, 2007, 09:41:25 PM
I watched this one about ten years ago, and Lord I hated it.  It was the first time I begrudged the IMDb's 1-10 rating scale; I wanted to give it a zero, dammit!

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Andrew on August 17, 2007, 10:44:01 PM
I watched this one about ten years ago, and Lord I hated it.  It was the first time I begrudged the IMDb's 1-10 rating scale; I wanted to give it a zero, dammit!

You do mean this film and not "Prototype X29A," right?  The robots are different, but the plot is very similar.  Not surprising if you look at the writer/director for both films.  Still, this one is much better than "Prototype X29A" if my memory is working correctly.

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: nshumate on August 18, 2007, 08:39:15 AM
No, I mean this one.  (Seen 'em both.) The inane fix-it-in-post voiceover that manages to bugger the narrative up even further, the "belligerence instead of characterization" script, the time travel "logic" that makes Back to the Future look like it sprang from the brain of Stephen Hawking... Ugh.

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Flangepart on August 18, 2007, 11:45:22 AM
Time Travel.
Time travel stories make my shorts bunch up. Logical progression,cause and effect? Sorry, we can't handle that.
Intresting bot design,yeah. Everything else about this fell through a wormo hole on bizzaro world...

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on August 19, 2007, 09:00:51 AM
Another good one from Andrew. I don't want to cause him too much pain, but he really ought to watch more bad "bad" movies. It brings out the best in him.

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Raffine on August 20, 2007, 02:20:43 PM
Natasha: "You still didn't answer my question. Why did you call me your wife?"
Nicholas: "'Cause in another time you are my wife."

This, or a variation on it, would make a great pickup line in a bar.

"Hey, baby! You know, in an alternate time line you and me are sooo doin' it!"

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Doc Daneeka on August 21, 2007, 07:54:19 PM
Refreshing to see a movie on the front page that wasn't pimped out for weeks on the forum! And a two slimer, don't think I've seen that in a while! :wink: :bouncegiggle:

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Cannon Fodder on August 24, 2007, 02:12:28 AM
I too remember watching A.P.E.X. many a moon ago but my strongest memory from watching is not off the movie itself, which pretty forgettable, but was of the reaction of my friend watching the movie with me. He hated the movie so much that as soon as it had finished he put the tape back in the box and proceeded to smash it apart with his bare hands. Okay, the movie was bad but it really must have got to him on some fundamental level to warrant that kind of reaction. The remnants of the case and tape were visible in the bin of my video watching dungeon for a few weeks before being covered in banana peel and Subway wrappers.

The tape was an ex-rental my friend had paid a couple of bucks for in case you're wondering.

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Felicity on August 28, 2007, 01:53:06 AM
I own this movie (like Cannon Fodder, I also bought an ex-rental copy from the video store for two dollars). I thought it was OK, which coming from me is fairly high praise for any post-apocalyptic movie. For some reason I hate the main character (the scientist)ís haircut because itís too 1991, but I like the main soldierís bleached-blond flat-top even though itís also very 1991. The copyright date on this movie is 1993, but it wouldnít surprise me if it was actually made in 1991 and only released in 1993.

In the review you ask why thereís an endless supply of APEX robots being sent into the alternate timeline. I got the vague impression from the movie that itís just one robot that gets sent over and over. Now that I think about it again, though, Iím not sure.

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: Torque2100 on February 15, 2008, 05:59:58 PM
I remember renting this from the post video rental when I was a teenager living on a US army post in Korea back in 1997.  This might just be the 14 year old me talking but I thought it was an alright movie.  The action sequences were entertainingly over the top, what with robots, people and walls exploding left and right, and the robot suits actually looked pretty cool. 

Yeah, the plot was kind of thin and the time travel logic made little sense.  I think they were trying to go for some kind of destiny theme or something, but it failed.

Still, I often wonder what happened to those robot suits.  Maybe they were destroyed after production or maybe they're sitting in someone's garage in California?  Who knows?

Title: Re: A.P.E.X.
Post by: judge death on August 11, 2010, 07:38:53 AM
I don't care if the move was bad, the robot suits were AWESOME....