Code 8

Code 8

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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In a world where people with 1exceptional2 skills are living in poverty, Conner Reed is a strong young man who is laboring to pay for his sick mother's medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a profitable criminal domain led by Garrett, who works for a drug lord.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Universal Studios Canada,, [2020]
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY FICTION COD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
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region A,rdare


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Feb 15, 2021

This was well done, of course it didn't have the hollywood hype and so few people heard of it. But it is well worth the watch.

Oct 01, 2020

Not bad, not good, just average.

Sep 01, 2020

This movie wasted a lot of good actors with poor directing and dialogue. The story appears disjointed at parts, dialogue is laboured, directing mismatched the actors, timing, scenes, and all. What a waste. The concept was an interesting one, cast was good but all poorly stitched together for a less than stellar movie. Maybe reserve this for a long intercontinental plane ride where there is absolutely nothing else to watch.

Aug 28, 2020

Code 8 completely missed my radar -- released Dec2019 -- if you're a Sci-Fi / superhero fan and you haven't seen it I'd recommend putting it on your to-view list!

In a near-future 4% of people have developed powers -- not so unlike the Marvel X-Men. Instead of becoming super-heroes, society has re-positioned them to be 2nd-class citizens. These people are regulated, can only use their powers for employment if they can afford a special license, and while they have essentially the same rights as non-powered citizens they largely get pushed aside in society -- relegating them to often take menial jobs, cash-for-labor jobs, or resort to crime. (According to some people that makes me 9 -- but then I would recommend not showing this to anyone under 18!)

What I like about this film is that it features actors I haven't seen much, some of whom I'd like to see more. Among them are Robbie Amell (Firestorm / Deathstorm in the Flash / Arrow TV series) his first cousin Stephen Amell (Green Arrow in the Arrow TV show), and Sung Kang (Fast & Furious). The film-style has grittiness and a subtle touch of you-are-there -- but not so much as the Quarantine films, Blair Witch Project, or Cloverfield films (which pretty well drove me bonkers .... oh, except Blair Witch, that drove me to napping). I like the What-If looking at these characters as the possible emergence of the X-Men, or mutants that didn't get the support and spandex of Charles Xavier's school. Heck, I like the SWAT robots that the police deploy when going toe-to-toe with the power-people.

Check out Code 8 -- I've been enjoying it and am excited to see what the 2nd half of this film has to reveal!

Feb 28, 2020

not much to recommend...though I have seen worse..

Feb 19, 2020

What a profound social statement!
What non-stop action!
Just kidding, this was a total pile of stinky poop!
Was this a money-laundering gimmick? A tax shelter gimmick? Or combination of the two?
Why would anyone make such crud?
[OK, this might appeal to the 9 year-old to 11-year-old set who have never seen a TV series or movie in their lives, but otherwise . . . .]

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