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In this futuristic sci-fi adventure, ultra-privileged young Pablo rejects his place among Mexico's ruling elite and joins a revolutionary religious movement bent on toppling the country's despotic military regime.
Mexican cinema isn't really known for it's Sci-fi films, they are more into the horror genre so I wasn't sure what to expect from 2033 going into it and considering it had a low budget for a genre that can be grand at times. The film starts off a bit slow as it introduces us to it's characters and whatever motives they may or may not have, the primary character here is Pablo, a "rich" kid whose mother is married to the man with the highest position in the government. You're not sure what side Pablo is for at first or even if he cares but once he learns his real father was a rebel and might still be alive he immediately chooses the path of taking arms with the rest of the rebels attempting to over throw the government.
The acting in the film is above average for the most part, some of the characters are not developed enough but you can't blame that on the cast and it's not really that big a deal here. The production design was one of my biggest concerns here but I thought the filmmakers did a get job making the sets look futuristic and the special effects were use wisely and were well done, the key here was not to over use and they were smart by not doing so and concentrating more on the story. The film is not without it's flaws, the story could of been a bit better and some of the characters could of been written with a bit more emotion but over-all this was an impressive film everything considered and the production looks great. If you like the genre I recommend giving this one a shot, it's different enough with it's social messages and original in story so it makes for an entertaining watch. With a bit more polish and a little more money to bring aboard a few more actors that could perhaps bring more to the characters this could of been something special but as it is it's still a film worth seeing and Director, Francisco Laresgoiti must be given credit for taking on such an ambitious project with little resources and still creating a nice piece of cinema. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
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Released by Cinema Epoch
*** 1/2 Out Of *****