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Title: Debug

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Year: 2014

Genre: Horror / Sci-fi

Language: English

Runtime: 86 min

Director: David Hewlett

Writer: David Hewlett


A team of hackers has been sent to work on a spaceship, but they end up in the midst of a computer's psychological games and are slowly turning on each other. The artificial intelligence is yearning to become a human.

Our thoughts:
You know the feeling when you know you've done something for too long, that it takes the fun out of itself? I've reviewed for a few years now, it's not an impressive amount of years but it's fairly long for an independent reviewer, and movies like "Debug" are what sucks the fun out of it. I can enjoy tearing into a horrible movie and entertain myself with semi-retarded jokes at the movie's expense, but "Debug" is just so boring and bad in the worst ways that it's barely worth the time of watching it. Trying to think of good things to say about it is a struggle because it forces me to think back to a movie that my mind is trying hard to forget (and is succeeding). Unlike a movie like "Open Windows", which does everything so wrong that I enjoy hating it, "Debug" is just bad. So here we go. Hold onto your seats... and scroll down to the last paragraph.

Take "Event Horizon" and "2001: A Space Odyssey", take out everything decent you can think of, insert some random "Kill Bill"-wannabe fighting and then imagine it produced by the SyFy Channel. "Debug" is essentially that. A group of hackers in space have been sent to work on an abandoned spaceship, but they have to fight a jealous artificial intelligence who wants to be a human. He manages to turn the team against each other, and successfully takes over their minds to try and reach his goal.

Why is "Debug" so bad? You mean other than the stuff I mentioned in the last paragraph? I will list the very worst aspects. The biggest problem is obviously how boring the movie is. There's nothing exciting. When it tries to be exciting, it's cringe-worthy poor. For some reason they through in a martial arts scene... In space.. Just because. The acting is stale and uninspired, the CGI effects feel like a bad video game and the movie lacks originality. If you need more reasons, then you're probably a masochist and should actually watch the movie.

I feel hatred towards "Debug", but it's not inspired hatred. It's just the kind of hatred that makes me sick of watching bad movies for the sake of reviewing. Inspired hatred means I have a blast reviewing it and I can't wait to tell everyone about it. "Debug" is a movie which is so boring to watch AND review, that I just hope that not a single person even reads this review. Why am I reviewing it, you ask? Honestly, I haven't reviewed a whole lot in the past month due to working with our "Best of 2014" list, so I figured I might as well review the titles I have gotten screeners for and watched recently. Unfortunately this is one of them. Watch any other sci-fi horror for something better than this.

Positive things:
- I honestly don't know. The front cover of Njutafilms' release isn't too bad.

Negative things:
- Most of all I disliked... everything.

Gore: 1/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1.5/5
Effects: 1.5/5
Comedy: 0/5

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