Review of 'Caprica'

caprica.jpg This is the follow-up series from the executive producers of Battlestar Galactica telling the history of two families in the Battlestar Galactica world: Adama and Graystone (the creators of the cylons). This is a back-tale taking place on the planet Caprica before the planet is evacuated in the war with the Cylons and, as such, has less of the sci-fi aspects in the BG series though the tight writing and humanity still remains. This is the movie premiere for the series starting in 2010 and tells the story of Daniel Graystone's pursuit of robot perfection and the discovery that his disceased daughter left more behind than he expected…The answers to his dreams.

One of the things that struck me at first is the repeated use of nudity in the appearing even in the first 2 minutes of the movie. Though it is in keeping with the story it was a bit of a shock which the often gritty BG series never even attempted. I am not sure what this was attempting to do other than perhaps grab a target audience…But it did shock me somewhat. But, back to the story, which is somewhat involving, though a bit slow at times, is very, very human. Touching, in fact, and tragic in reality. The effects are, as expected, very good indeed and the acting is powerful. I am not sure the direction of the series but it should be interesting to find out.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2009-08-22

Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

Studio: Universal

Year: 2009

Length: 93 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction