|Melissa Renee Martin||Actor|
This independent horror film gets a lean presentation on DVD. The Surge has been given a pan-and-scan transfer to DVD, with the results in the full frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered (in English only) in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, closed captions, or special features rounding out the package.
|Source:||Alchemy / Millennium|
This movie is the best. Its the best one i have ever seen. Its funny, it has action and a little romance. Four compleatly opposite kids become friends and almost take over... Well you'll have to see it to find out.
i have seen the movie now 6 times and is my favorite ever and explains my friends well except for the powers and the techno is awesome
Let's face it: the group of school outcasts/misfits - who, by and large, look a couple of degrees more gorgeous or at least smoother skinned than the outcasts/misfits I ran with - suddenly being able to one up their one time bullies and belligerent authorities is as old as cinema itself. This is a movie with deep roots in the old school b-movie genre. It is a film with an ambition to show rebellious teenagers fighting for their right to party, and, as such, it takes the first step of grossly misrepresenting a vague cross-section of Americas angst filled and alienated youth, and then cast into those roles people who probably couldn't be less like their characters! So far, so good - very forgivable stuff. Throw in some bullies whose motives and actions could probably best sum up what would happen if you took some of Hitler's brownshirts, jocked them up and sent them to some non-descript high school. The high school itself is filled with the typical made-for-movie ensemble: varied enough to put the cantina of Star Wars fame to the test, and just fraudluent enough to resemble what all those old, government approved films on teenage society from the 50s and 60s were warning us would happen if our nations youngsters were left unchecked. As ye reap, baby. Anyway, our odd little foursome comes together after the "goth" one is viciously lampooned then gets his head viciously slammed into a locker. By the by, I had a real smart mouth back in high school and likely deserved a beating more than this goth kid ever did, but I never got that kinda treatment in my entire high school life as he did on his first day, but hey, it's a movie, it's cool. So, the tech nerd of the group pulls out some seriously Ghostbuster technology and tracks down what is either flourescent elephant poop or else just glowy rocks. This pile of whutzit is apparently a super duper nexus of energy which enables psionic powers in anyone who steps on 'em. Because that's how physics and biology work. So, the newly empowered quartet uses their sudden jump in evolution to A. - Party like it's 1999, and B. - Perform purile tricks and ruses over the foes who were previously insurmountable within the confines of their non-psionic-ness-ness lives. I watched in breathless anxiety at the Jedi-like duel between the history teacher and the "intellectual" one of the quartet, as they sling pretty trivial trivia back and forth at each other, waiting to see who will blink in the war of "Who Read the Social Studies Book MORE". There was a fairly genuine moment of tension, through nearly no thanks to the editing, as the intellectual's laptop is seized. Then they start to lose their powers - because omnipotence is like an CD player, gotta switch batteries now and again - and they have to rely on more conventional delinquency via pulling a fire alarm and breaking and entering in order to retrieve it. THAT was the one part of the movie that actually seemed plausible. Then they get their powers back and life continues on. The pranks get a little more fierce, but things really pick up when our telepathic, telekinetic friends are AMBUSHED and CAPTURED by the jackbooted jock thugs, proving once and for all that no matter how powerful a geek/nerd/dork/dweeb/spaz you are, there's a bully with your name on it. But it's in this moment that the plot thickens a touch and the inevitable "something goes wrong" goes wrong. The slutty one makes a power play in order to reach her rightful place as the queen of the high school! This causes the remaining three to band together in order to stop her, when previously they didn't feel obliged to obey even the simplest laws of nature or society! I wont give away the ending, but urge all viewers to enjoy the mystical "aura effect", indicating their powers. It's pretty much nothing more than someone reflecting light off a mirror, or, more cruelly in my mind, a watch and waving it around the