Our hero is a scientist played by young, dark-haired Pierce Brosnan, a couple of years before he became Bond. At this point in his career he's just Some Guy and accordingly gives a less subtle, more theatrical performance than I've become accustomed to. In looks and manner, he's a cross between Gaius Baltar and Dr Lucian Sanchez. He works with the most colourful screen-savers, and is making breakthroughs in either brain chemistry or software.
|The future of computing.|
What follows is a cyberspace horror, as Jobe's mind becomes inseparable from the Day-Glo CGI that dwells inside all computers, and he goes on a rampage of embarrassing character. The special effects aren't what I'd describe as good enough for Youtube, and are probably the least impressive that I've seen during my century of film-watching. The visual effects from 'Orphée' (1950), for instance, would stand up far better today than these do, and it's a great pity that the point where this film ought to turn from sci-fi to horror, it in fact loses its credibility and becomes 'Garth Marenghi's Darkplace'
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