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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Mini Retro Review: Futuresport (1998) #badmovies

TV Movie 

Something tells me as I watched this that what worked with Rollerball in the 1970s should have stayed in the 1970s. Futuresport reminds of Rollerball meets handball, but the execution looks lame. If it was replaced by a futuristic version of American football or ice hockey, it may have been a better idea. Superman's Dean Cain is Tremaine Ramsey and his career post- New Adventures of Superman hasn't been great. Vanessa Williams is a great actress, but with a name in Alex Torres, it's not exactly African-American, unless she was playing a character who is afro-Latina here & yet not even her efforts could salvage this film. The image quality looks low-grade and cheap Z movie-ish, the story is utterly boring and not believable in the slightest. The only good thing about Futuresport is its length at under 1 hour, 30 mins.

Is It Worth Watching?

It's as banal and bad as Wesley Snipes's hair and terrible Jamaican accent. If they made more of an effort making the premise more fun and over-the-top and still entertaining, I'd find this as a guilty pleasure. 

Yet it is not.  


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