Cyborg 2

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"Future Beware: The Soul Is In The Software."
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 3.9  (4,443)

In the dystopian future depicted in the 1993 film Cyborg 2, corporations rule the world and there is little room for individuality or freedom. As a result, the government is corrupt and the crime rate is high. The only hope for survival lies in obtaining the newest and most advanced technology, which would give an individual the power to rise above the oppression of the masses.

The story follows Casella Reese (played by Angelina Jolie), a cyborg designed to be the ultimate killing machine. After years of training, she is sent on her first mission to assassinate the CEO of a rival corporation. However, when she meets a human named Colt (played by Elias Koteas), she begins to question her own existence and develops feelings for him.

The couple decides to escape the clutches of their corporate masters and flee into the outside world, pursued by a ruthless bounty hunter (played by Billy Drago) who is determined to bring Casella back to the corporation. Along the way, they meet a kindly old man named Mercy (played by Jack Palance), who helps them evade their pursuers and leads them to a place where they can fight for their freedom.

The film is directed by Michael Schroeder and is an unofficial sequel to the 1989 film Cyborg, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Unlike its predecessor, Cyborg 2 is more focused on character development and explores the themes of identity, love, and loyalty amid a backdrop of corporate espionage and futuristic technology.

One of the standout performances in the film is Angelina Jolie, who was only 18 years old at the time of filming. She brings a raw intensity and vulnerability to her character, who is torn between her programmed instincts and her desire for freedom and love. Elias Koteas also delivers a strong performance as Colt, a man who is initially skeptical of Casella's cyborg nature but soon comes to care for her deeply.

Jack Palance is a veteran actor who brings a sense of gravitas to the role of Mercy, a wise old man who has seen the evils of the corporate world and is determined to help the young couple find a better life. Finally, Billy Drago brings a menacing presence to the role of the bounty hunter, who is relentless in his pursuit of Casella.

The film's production design is impressive, with a gritty and futuristic aesthetic that evokes a sense of danger and unease. The action scenes are intense and well choreographed, with plenty of explosive gunfights and hand-to-hand combat to satisfy fans of the genre. However, the film's greatest strength lies in its exploration of the characters and their relationships, which gives the narrative a depth and emotional resonance that is often missing from traditional action films.

Overall, Cyborg 2 is an entertaining and thought-provoking science fiction film that is worth watching for Angelina Jolie's breakout performance alone. While it may not have the same cult following as its predecessor or other films in the genre, it is a hidden gem that deserves to be rediscovered by modern audiences.

Cyborg 2 is a 1993 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.

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    3.9  (4,443)