With Baldwin at one point reciting the “Ten Little Indians” children’s rhyme to confirm that absolutely no obvious idea or reference will go untapped here, our protagonists wake up in a subterranean “maze” with no idea how they got there, or even what their own names are.
Though actors playing the “contestants” here (ranging from multinational small-screen faces to veteran Brit rock band Skunk Anansie’s lead singer Skin) throw themselves into the proceedings with sweaty earnestness, character investment could hardly be lower.
With Adam arbitrarily intervening and occasional gluts of dreary verbal explication, the uninspired action seems incoherent at times, either because it’s poorly staged or because the viewer has simply ceased to care.
D., twenty-five years after “the Big Catastrophe” which allowed “the Nine Corporations” to take over the world and enslave most of mankind.
A diverse lot — save in the usual movie fashion of all being reasonably young, fit, hot and English-speaking — the 10 disoriented captives quickly figure out they’re part of “The Redemption Games,” a masses-pacifying contest very much in the mode of “The Hunger Games,” but with far less fancy effects.
” proclaims one character late in “Andron.” By then, alas, it’s clear no one is going to rescue the viewer from that same fate. cities, this tale of same-numbered “contestants” battling for their lives in a mysterious underground complex won’t linger long.
This Italian-made, English-language fantasy action movie recycles elements from “The Hunger Games,” “The Maze Runner,” “The Most Dangerous Game,” “Cube” and so forth in the drabbest, dullest ways possible, with guest stars Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin barely bothering to conceal their disinterest. Wider home-format exposure isn’t likely to stir much more enthusiasm — certainly not enough to necessitate the sequel writer-director Francesco Cinquemani’s film seems to presume will follow.
Fun Fact: Paige is a co-creater of The Fosters on ABC.
"My life’s not about being gay — although one could argue I’m pretty professionally gay — but that’s not how I experience life.
Tell me about transitioning back to acting full time.
TONY OKUNGBOWA: It was sort of a planned thing over the last few years, from Restless City to Mother of George, and then doing a bit of television as well.
"It's been almost all theater, but that was my mostly my intention, so I'm doing what I always wanted to do," Harrison said of his work since Queer As Folk in a 2009 interview.