There is a cheery Volunteer guide. She sees off the men headed to the USSR to work in factories. Devin does breathy, gravely mumbling. There is bad ADR, bad editing, bad direction and gunshots. People clearly try to be thespy. An instigator strikes. Reason is suspended in this long and arid mess. TPTB that made this clearly never thought about what the Russians thought of America. The underground nightclub act does a Miss New America act and we finally learn the name of Mariel Hemingway’s character: Kimberly Ballard.
Kimberley sings via obvious dubbing and this demands to be taken very seriously. This grim milieu is not terrifically engaging and this was annoyingly predicative and nobody expresses any emotion or enunciates. Kimberly is disgusted with herself and at what she has done and become. In the US, this got a 5 videotape boxset release. It looked dramatic but why no DVD release?
“I can’t make you believe me.”
“We’re going to town, follow her.”
“Volunteers for America.”
“Drift on home now.”
“Look what you made me do.”
“You go out.”
“The established authorities are absent.”
“Family aid authorisation chit.”
“Didn’t want any rabble rousers in Siberia.”
“Out of options.”
“Any involvement in disorder will result in disqualification.”
”I demand to be arrested!”
“Live in communist bliss.”
“The Sedition Act of 1988.”
People irritate. Kara fawns over the stupid Mon-El. All the charisma Chris Wood showed in ‘Containment’ is gone. There is mouth breathing and a bio-metric lock. Winn talks like a tool. There is a warsuit and a waraxe which I’m sure will return. Alex is useless. And nobody apologises to Lena for insulting her, doubting her, bad mouthing her, arresting her and slandering her. Snapper Carr sneers. James and his stupid shield should be ashamed of himself; everyone else needs to hang their head in shame. Henshaw and his silly mask is dumb. This was mediocre with bad acting and crappy writing. Kara never dispenses with her adoration of Lena and everyone else demonstrates their aversion, I’m sure TPTB will make Lena bad just cos they’re lazy hacks.
“We don’t get second chances.”
“Drive him crazy defending himself.”
“The angry rant of an estranged daughter.”
“Geometry with sticks.”
“She’s not the victim.”
“You have no one on your side.”