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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violence, cursing in surprisingly thoughtful sci-fi.

Movie PG-13 2020 92 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Interesting science

The battle between good and evil in the light of survival.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is a surprisingly thoughtful science fiction movie. It's not perfect, but then again, many of the science fiction movies of the 1970s weren't perfect either, but they could still entertain in their own right while addressing the concerns of the contemporary world. Hatred and cruelty toward immigrants and climate change are the front-and-center concerns of G-Loc, while, to a lesser extent, it tries to address the root causes of terrorist acts. These concerns don't come across as heavy-handed or preachy, and for science fiction especially, that's quite the accomplishment.

Still, there are too many sci-fi clichés happening at any given time. While it's admirable that they steered clear of the hatred that turns into love between the two lead characters, there's little doubt that that's where it's going. Speaking of '70s sci-fi, the snarkiness of the computer "Edison" begins to grow tiresome until it's revealed why he acts the way he does, and then it's a little less annoying and a little more poignant. All of this leads one to expect the worst as it starts, but the story, acting, and overall message help G-Loc to surpass expectations.

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