The Call Up :- Watch The Call Up on Youtube on Fire,A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot ’em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.At first glance at the synopsis, this movie had a pretty good premise/plot. Unfortunately it doesn’t follow through with the promise of being an exciting action adventure Science Fiction. Poor writing, poor acting, poor directing coupled with a low budget and you have yourself a boring movie. It took every bit of mental strength that I had to finish watching it so that I could write this review. I wouldn’t feel right writing a negative review if I didn’t finish the movie. Also I was waiting for something that would change my mind. Maybe a fantastic twist at the end or maybe it would get even a little bit better…but no….sadly not. I cannot recommend this movie. I am a Sci-Fi geek and love the VR world concept and gaming, but even I couldn’t find find any good in this flick. I just kept on thinking how the makers of this movie would recover the monies that they invested in this flop.A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, but things take a sinister turn when these masters of the shoot ’em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.
The Call Up will be the feature debut for director Charles Barker, who is best known for helming commercials over in the U.K. Staying close to home, the film will be released to theaters in the U.K. a month before a theatrical release in the States.The film had a small festival run, having been the close-out feature for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, resulting in feedback that ranged from “flawed” to “unoriginal”. Not the best “acclaim” any director would like with their first outing, but everybody seems to agree that in terms of visuals, a lot was accomplished considering the modest, aka ultra low, budget.
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Release: 20 May 2016 (UK)
IMDB Rating : 55/100
Director: Charles Barker
Stars : Morfydd Clark, Chris Obi, Parker Sawyers