Stars: Ambyr Childers | Thomas Jane | Bryan Greenberg |
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Production Companies: Grindstone Entertainment Group, K5 International, Emmett/Furla Films,
Director: Brian A Miller, Nick DiRosa,
Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.
Bruce Willis plays the CEO of a futuristic resort where perfectly human-looking androids exist to fulfill their clients' deepest, darkest desires - none of which, it can safely be said, involve watching movies as relentlessly mediocre as this one.
"Vice" is "Blade Runner" on the cheap and minus the imagination.
Recombining elements of "Blade Runner," "Strange Days" and "A.I." makes Bruce Willis' "Vice" an intriguing sci-fi thriller, but in the end it doesn't do enough with its ideas.
It's one of those nearly straight-to-VOD pieces that fluctuates between boring and offensive, never rising above either adjective.
Evidencing more bullets than brains, "Vice" - a bit of ephemeral science-fiction twaddle directed by Brian A. Miller - has absolutely nothing to recommend it.