Bill Paxton is odd in this movie, kinda a country cropduster, meets Mad Max and a coward at times. A bit annoying I think. Mark's character is nice, I wanted to see more of him and less of Bill, I wanted the movie to be about Mark not Bill.
But my wishes were ignored. Mark is a "villian" I guess, it never became really clear to me and I'm left with Bill as the hero.
Do I really want to pan this movie? Naw, I really don't truth be told I liked it alot. It has a good wealth of material for a Mutant Future Game, could be a setting easy. Post Apocalyptic as it is it does very little to get at the whys and hows of the Apocalypse, which is fine, it lends itself a bit more to a game setting like that. The idea of massive jet streams that rip through the planet is awesome, I really like that idea. I wish the movie had a bigger fan base, or that even more details could be gleaned.
The movie does do the Bladerunner thing, android and all. Which again lends to the game setting feel. Bill ends up befriending the rouge Android, and their adventures only grow!
Oh you want to feel sorry for the Android, or at least that's how it seems to be directed, but to me it was a bit annoying, the movie is not as "DEEP" as Bladerunner, so it fails.
The cultures that are shown are neat, it shows a "Point of Light" kind of setting, all these cultures netted closely together but seemingly miles apart. it was cool.
In the end and without to many spoilers, the Android ascends to "Heaven", very silly messiah thing going on with the Android and Bill gets the girl. Credit roll.
Will Tasker (Mutant Future)
STR: 14 (+1)
DEX: 16 (-2/+2/+2)
CON: 18 (0/0)
INT: 15 (+5%)
CHA: 10 (0/4/7)
Hit Points: 125
Armor Class: 7
Will Tasker is a very serious very by the book member of the Downstream City Police Force. Will began at an early age as a Street Cop in the mean streets of Downstream City but quickly raised through the ranks, until eventually being accepted in the the Hunters branch, a Special Task Force that hunts criminals fleeing north into the forbidden zones and lawless wastes.
A master pilot and lethal shot Will, has served in the Hunters branch for 8 years. He currently is on assignment with his partner Belitski hunting down a rouge Android wanted for killing his previous owner.
Characters that meet Will will be struck by his arrogance and blind adherence to the "Law" whether they agree or not. Will has several connections in the military as well as members of Downstream City's elite.
Gear: Grappling Gun, Dart Gun, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Auto-Pistol, Edgley EA-7 Optica
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