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Lord Zedds Reviews

MURDERCYCLE (1999)
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Directed By:
Tom Callaway

Starring:
Charles Wesley, Cassandra Ellis, Robert Donovan, Michael Vachetti and Kim Robert Koscki

Rated PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

It was a cold winter night in the desert. A top secret Government installation under the guise of a abandoned ghost town is about to get a rude awakening. A strange orb has landed just outside the area, but it looks like refined metal and it opens and attacks a dirt biker rider who was tresspassing on the land. After the attack the poor innocent and stupid rider has become the ulitmate killing machine, the Murdercycle.

When the only guard is killed after sending a distress call on the alien tresspasser a group of soldiers and an alien expert has been sent to the area in order to find out what the killer cycle wants and stop it. A task that is easier said then done, since the Murdercycle doesn't talk, it just kills.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I liked it, it wasn't perfect by any means. The design for the Murdercyle was very cool, the outfit for the driver was cool. The whole concept of a government secret base and we stole something that an alien would kill to retrieve does make sense. Now the bad parts, the mild things that doesn't make it perfect. There are character issues, the Sargent barking orders at everyone, including the Doctor who really isn't under his command. The know it all Doctor who talks down the soldiers thinking they are just grunts that don't understand. Lastly, I don't recall the name MURDERCYCLE ever coming up in the course of the dialog. I really don't. The scientist should have said, "The alien orb turned the motorcycle into some kind of murdercycle." But those small issues didn't get in the way of me enjoying the film. I give it...7 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on everything he said. Of course I think looking back Full Moon might have over stretched itself. Breaking up in all these smaller companies might be one of the reasons why Full Moon came crashing down to Earth. It's a shame too, I liked Full Moon and I hated to see it go under. I too give this movie 7 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ MURDERCYLE EFFECTS (Both the cycle and cyclist looks cool.)
+ CONCEPT (Alien attacking secret Government base works.)
+ CAST (The cast does good with the dialog given.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CHARACTER ISSUES (There are some minor character issues that make the characters a little flat.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NEVER SAID MURDERCYCLE (They never worked the title in.)

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