Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.
The gas station Frank walks into is the Fastop Truck Stop outside of California City, CA. The exterior shot of Frank approaching the station had to be timed carefully and was done in one take to avoid seeing traffic in the background. The gas station remained open for business while filming took place so to make it appear empty the store clerk merely ducked down behind the counter for the shot of Frank walking in and customers who were buying groceries hid behind the shelves as Frank walked past. Because of the inconvenience, the director paid for their coffee and soda drinks. See more »
When Frank first decides to "sit this one out" at the coffee shop, a reflection of someone walking in the background is visible on one of the photographs behind him, even though the only people in the coffee shop are Frank, the waitress, and the sitting patron with the brown jacket. Nonetheless, this may possibly be a reflection of someone walking outside the store as the next scene shows a reflection that looks more like a car driving past. See more »
[upon waking up]
[voice coming from camera]
What is this?
How ya feeling?
Whoa, whoa, easy. Might want to give it a bit before going for a stroll.
You don't remember?
I was shot. In the back.
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To reboot a classic movie for a new generation is lazy and disgraceful.
To come up with a new conceptually outside-the-box movie with a cohesive plot is extremely rare and is a true gem. The most recent thing example I can think of is 'The Matrix', unprecedented concepts, albeit still lacking some cohesion.
'Infinity Chamber' falls into a third, middle-ground category: Borrowing new elements/concepts from other movies as a means to create a "original" movie.
IMO, any such movie would still fall into a sub-genre of the original movie it borrowed its defining elements from. The new movie can still be original (in its own right) if it uses the borrowed concept only as a launchpad to branch off into creative laterals.
'Infinity Chamber' is largely a one-man show. Thankfully, the lead actor does a great job of keeping the viewer entertained. Interestingly, the dialogue between the man and the computer is what gave the movie its charm. The computer has all the qualifying intellectual attributes of a real person:, mannerisms, personality, relatability, voice etc. It's easy to forget that the dialogue isn't between two people, despite the computer's limitation to only give pre-programmed or abstract answers.
Whether friendly or hostile, I've always appreciated movies where man and machine can form any sort of progressing understanding towards the other.
This movie isn't without some obscurity and unanswered questions. While this may turn some viewers off entirely, I found them to be forgivable due to the entertaining themes and aspects of the movie as a whole.
If you like movies like "Moon" or "Ex Machina", I'd venture to say you'd find this movie interesting, if not entertaining.
8/10 stars for this low-budget sci-fi movie that brings forth an entertaining sub- original storyline in a world of countless and shameless Hollywood reboots.
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