Excellent in many ways, including being a possible foreshadowing of things to come in reality. Its biggest flaw is in the characters not showing appropriate emotional reactions to major events, even though the main characters are focused on so much. In fact, they are focused on too much to the exclusion of the minor characters around them and their plight in the story, so that the viewer does not get a good feel for the intensity of everything that is going on. When characters' responses to events are not credible, it reduces the credibility of the entire film, reducing the viewer's ability to believe in the reality of the goings-on. If you can't believe scenes really could be happening, why watch? Also, it lacked a lot of realism and impact because the action and violence, and their effect upon human bodies, is not shown or is numbed down (dumbed down?) to suit the intellectual level of the idiots who pay money to see this in a theater. The main reason this was done, though, was to achieve its PG-13 rating so the producers could make a lot more money from masses of kiddies going. Thus is art sacrificed on the altar of greed and expediency, and thus the removal of one star from my rating. This could have been a great movie; but for the above reasons, it wasn't.
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