Synopsis: A troubled high school student discovers the truth behind his hidden abilities.
Review: Due for release on VOD via most digital suppliers. Kill Order is a science fiction action adventure which borrows from a multitude of sources including the Bourne movies.
The film centers on High School student David Lee who finds himself being hunted by a mysterious organization. As the movie develops we learn that David has some strange abilities, which allow him to fight to a very high standard and provide him with superior stamina to the average human being.
As the story moves forward we get glimpses of what happened to David to make him this way and learn that he has been genetically altered to tap into a power source from a different dimension. His only purpose revenge, but for some reason, this mantra did not take with David.
The film has some thrilling fight sequences as well as some pretty strong acting from the film’s lead Chris Mark who is perhaps best known for his roles in ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’
When it comes to those fight sequences. I did quite like the little bit of CGI used to suggest that the fighters are pulling energy from another dimension. It was not an over the top effect, but it was effective.
In regards to the incidental music. I’d quite happily have watched this without music because I found the music to be very much the same all the way through and quite boring if honest. That said I’m far more traditional in that I’d rather have live bands over computer made synth-style music. There are rare exceptions to that rule, but this ain’t one of them.
Written and Directed by James Mark who is known for his work on films such as ‘Jumper’ and ‘Repo Men’. Kill Order has a very stylised vibe to it and the action doesn’t let up.
What lets the film down somewhat is the story. It just isn’t the most original film out there. The drawing powers from another dimension are this films real twist and it is something I’d like to have seen explored more. The science in this film is secondary to the action. Which is a shame because it would have been cool to have a little more about the science behind it all.
Overall. Kill Order is an okay film. Chris Mark does an excellent job of making the character of David likable and relatable to the viewers, which is impressive given how little he is given to play with. Like with Jumper and Repo Men before it. This movie is very much an acquired taste. You’ll either love it or hate it.
Kill Order will be available from most On Demand services on 6th February.
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