In the year 2020, Elias van Dorne (John Cusack), CEO of VA Industries, the world’s largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention Kronos, a super-computer designed to end all wars. When Kronos goes online, it quickly determines that mankind itself is the biggest threat to world peace and it then launches a worldwide robot attack to rid the world of the ”infection” of man. Sixty years later, a small band of humans remains alive but on the run from the robot army. A teenage boy, Andrew (Julian Schaffner), and teenage girl, Calia (Jeannine Wacker), form an unlikely alliance to reach the mythical land of Aurora, where it is rumored mankind exists without fear of robot persecution. But does Aurora actually exist? And will they live long enough to find out?
This is the same exact movie by the same director of Aurora, it’s not the first time I’ve seen a movie remade with a larger budget, but it’s weird there was only a year between the two releases. This is a great movie with well traveled story points, it moves incredibly slowly and the budget seems haphazardly spent on just John Cusack and the last 10 minutes of special effects. By all means, do not spend too much to watch this, but it was a fun low budget ride that I suggest you take if you’re like me and are a fan of Singularity stories.