RICH REVIEWS: MAD GENIUS
The Matrix meets Mr Robot in the most captivating and topical science fiction film of the year, MAD GENIUS, available on VOD July 3 from Film Mode Entertainment.
Mad genius and hacker, Mason Wells (Chris Mason, ”Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) have a mission to “hack the human mind” in order to save humanity but first must reconcile his multiple alter egos. His most threatening alter ego, Finn (Scott Mechlowicz, Euro Trip) pushes Mason to do whatever is necessary to accomplish their mission including theft, bribery, and intimidation.
As their mission reaches the brink of danger, they become hunted by a nihilistic madman named Eden after they steal his technology and discover that he is working on the exact same project that they are. Ultimately, Mason discovers the only way to defeat Eden may be the ultimate hack, one he never thought imaginable.
Featuring a superlative cast, including Spencer Locke (Insidious: The Last Key) and Farin Tahir (Iron Man, Charlie Wilson’s War), MAD GENIUS is a visually-arresting and exhilarating depiction of the modern-day geniuses who risk everything to change the way society lives through science and technology.
From visionary new director Royce Gorsuch, a film that captures the voice of the ultra-connected generation, MAD GENIUS.
Available on VOD and on Demand July 3, 2018, from Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment.
Royce Gorsuch … (writer)
Spencer Locke … Sawyer
Scott Mechlowicz … Finn
Faran Tahir … Eden
Gbenga Akinnagbe … Sun Moon
Levy Tran … Nicola
Chris Mason … Mason
Tehmina Sunny … Angel
Brandon Scott … Zip
Klement Tinaj … MA Trainer
Johnny Otto … Protester
Derek S. Orr … Parker
Noah Gildermaster … Protester
William Riedmann … Partier
Teddy Rodriguez … Protester
OBie Sho … Asian Patron (as Obie Sho)
Keisuke Akizawa … Protester
Nicole Fahel … Protestor
Daye Smith … Party DJ
Matthew Paul William Smith … Protester
Jared Tate Johnson … co-producer
Roxy Shih … producer
Sean Vawter … associate producer
Run Time: 90 min
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Comments: One man wants to hack the human mind. The way he thinks to himself is done well and makes for interesting watching. Mason is unbalanced. He goes so far as to talk to himself but he actually sees other people that he knows are not real he just does not care.
The movie does need to explain itself more. it does get hard at times to tell what is real and what is in his mind. Somehow Finn Mason imaginary friend comes to life. Mason meanwhile is becoming more unhinged.
Eden is not explained either who he is. He seems to want the death of humanity.
Mason and the pink haired girl who for some unknown reason cares for Mason are together. She is helping him. Only briefly though. She is gorgeous.
Mason’s quest may not have been to fix humanity but himself.
The ending starts to get good and then it does not. This movie had such high aspirations yet it did not meet any of them.