The Anom­aly

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Dvd & blu- ray - Alex Cox

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

2014 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD

Noel Clarke stars in, di­rects, pro­duces and sup­plies “ad­di­tional ma­te­rial” to this sur­pris­ingly en­ter­tain­ing switch- your- brain- off in­die sci- fi blast. Noel Clarke’s oeu­vre is not for ev­ery­one, but he might have found his niche here, play­ing a PTSD- ad­dled squad­die who ex­pe­ri­ences the world in mys­te­ri­ous and up­set­ting ten- minute bursts thanks to some par­tic­u­larly nasty tech.

There are is­sues – the anachro­nis­tic mix of fu­ture and present- day tech­nol­ogy is the most glar­ing – and some of the fre­quent, lengthy sin­gle cam­era shot fight scenes feel a bit play­ground in­dul­gent. But the plot un­rav­els nicely, with Ian Somer­halder ooz­ing nicely through his evil part and UFC star Michael Bisp­ing set­ting him­self up as a dead cert as a fu­ture big- screen mid- boss.

Ex­tras: A trailer.

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