“G-LOC” Review by Suzanne 8/30/20
I really wanted to like this movie because it stars Stephen Moyer, who was so great in “True Blood” and “The GIfted.” Also, I like scifi. However, the movie is a mess. If you like action, maybe you’ll like it, but it has a lot of slow, boring parts as well. The name of the movie is based on what happens when you lose consciousness in space, due too much G-force.
The basic “universe” the movie is set in was interesting. Earth is facing a new ice age in the future. A mysterious worm hole dubbed “The Gate” appears over the Earth, so humanity builds space ships to fly through it, to get to another world, Rhea. Time is different on the other side, however. By the time the remaining humans decide to go through, the earliest human settlers of Rhea have decided not to take any more refugees. That part is interesting (and, of course, timely). The hero, Bran (Moyer), is stranded in space on a dying ship, with just his A.I., Edison (who sounds a bit too much lik C-3PO). They board another ship, but most of the crew is dead.
At this point, I was thinking, “How many times have we seen THIS scenario before?” Answer: a lot, especially on “Doctor Who,” but also in many movies. Then Bran (dumb name) meets a Rhean woman named Osha. Now, “Bran” is bad enough, but Osha? As in, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?? No. Terrible names. Bran and Osha spend a lot of time trying to kill each other. Throughout the movie, we can’t figure out if they’re going to have a romance or not. The problem is, Moyer looks a lot older than her. She seems closer to the age of his daughter. In the end, though, they never become more than friends. That question remains unanswered, and it’s not the only one.
One of the interesting parts of the movie is when Bran is thinking back to his family on Earth. Unfortunately, that’s a pretty sad story. John Rhys-Davies has a small part as his father-in-law. The movie has a good ending, except we never get to see Rhea. Most of the movie happens on a claustrophobic spaceship set.
I think this could have been a good movie in the hands of an experienced filmmaker. Unfortunately, it moves too slowly and has a little too much going on at once. It seems to be trying to be a dark, grim movie, but it has a facile ending that doesn’t match the tone of the rest of it.
An epic sci-fi adventure set in a distant world, G-LOC premieres on DVD, Digital, and On Demand August 18 from Lionsgate. Fan favorites Stephen Moyer and Casper Van Dien star in this poignant, allegorical story set in a fantastic otherworld where humans are pitted against one another for survival. Also starring Tala Gouveia, Toby Osmond, and Shayne Ward, the G-LOC DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
With Earth virtually destroyed, Bran Marshall flees to the Rhea, a planet hostile to Earthlings. Escaping onto a Rhean supply ship, he finds the crew slaughtered, with the only survivor a female warrior named Ohsha. As the two try to kill one another, the ship is damaged by meteorites. Bran (Moyer) and Ohsha must join forces to salvage the craft before it impacts the planet below — and the humans that live there. This gripping sci-fi epic stars Stephen Moyer, Casper Van Dien, and John Rhys-Davies.
DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
Stephen Moyer TV’s “Fortunate Son,” TV’s “The Gifted,” TV’s “The Bastard Executioner,” and TV’s “True Blood”
Tala Gouveia Cold Feet, Before We Grow Old, TV’s “Scream Street”
Toby Osmond TV’s “Game Of Thrones”, Summerland, Black Ops
Shayne Ward TV’s Coronation Street, You Are Beautiful, Black Ops
with Casper Van Dien Alita: Battle Angel, TV’s “All American,” Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow
and John Rhys-Davies The Lord of the Rings franchise, Indiana Jones franchise, TV’s “Once Upon a Time”
Year of Production: 2020
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 2019 Goldfinch Science Fiction Limited. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2020 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: PG-13 for violence and some strong language.
Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Fantasy
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Feature Run Time: 93 Minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 (1.78:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
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