IFF Boston: Drones

27 April 2010, 6:51 pm

Confession: by the time I saw Drones, I was really tired. I had high expectations from the nerd dream-team cast and crew, including directors Amber Benson and Adam Busch (a.k.a. Tara and Warren from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and actors Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) and James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros., American Splendor, and assorted Hal Hartley projects).

For the first twenty minutes or so I was really charmed by Drones wry crossbreeding of Office Space with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But I thought it front-loaded its most creative ideas and character interactions, and got a bit repetitive as it went on.

I can’t really tell, though, how much the problem was with the movie running out of steam, and how much the problem was with me running out of steam. I suspect there was some of both, but I’m not sure what the balance was.

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