Revolt (R)

SciFi/Fantasy 87 min. November 17, 2017
By Craig D. Lindsey
Despite its title, Revolt isn't a movie that will incite either revolution or revulsion in viewers. In fact, you might walk away from it with a serious case of whatever. Halt and Catch Fire's Lee Pace stars as a U.S. soldier who's lost in Nairobi and suffering from amnesia. He got that while fighting off giant alien drones that have landed on Earth and virtually wiped off most of the planet.

With the aid of a French doctor with convenient Army skiils (Skyfall's Berenice Marlohe), they travel through deserted, Kenyan land, mostly talking in expository dialogue as they fend off rebels, poachers and those pesky drones.
Revolt almost appears to revel in its rampant derivativeness. You can clock off all the movies (the Bourne films, District 9, the obscure sci-fi indie Monsters) it steals from as it lazily strings together a plot whose only point is to show off co-writer/director Joe Mitale's fancy-ass CGI-ed-to-death set pieces.
Twenty-five years ago, this could easily have landed a place in the straight-to-cable junk of late night late-night programming. As much as its creators want to give off a rock ‘em-sock ‘em,dystopian action/adventure bouquet, Revolt's strong lack of uniqueness may dull your senses more than arouse them.
Joe Miale Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Amy Louise Wilson, Kenneth Fok, Tom Fairfoot Rowan Athale, Joe Miale Vertical Entertainment

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