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TitleGeneration X (1996) (TV Film)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Mutation
CountryUSA/Canada
Length95
GenreHorror
Rating2
DirectorJack Sholder
CastMatt Frewer Finola Hughes
NotesThis is low-budget but that's not excuse enough for such rubbish. This film may appeal to those who read the comics on which this is based, or computer games freaks but who else? The acting is about as animated as that of 'Lara Croft' (with whom I'm only vaguely familiar, ask a games freak if you want to know who she is). The script has all permanence of speech bubbles, the costumes are straight off the comic strip, and the special effects are pieces of coloured gelatine over the spotlights. A generation of kids have grown up to be mutants. This becomes apparent, it seems, when they are teenagers so it must be a puberty thing. Each is taken from their parents to a sort of mutant academy. Each has different mutations or powers. One has limb elasticity, revealed when he says good-bye to his sister, she holds onto his hand as he is driven away and it stretches and stretches. Lack of imagination is shown in the second evocation of this 'quality' during a football (American style) match. One girl has huge muscles which make her self-conscious, another produces rays from her eyes, another is a super-genius and arrogant with it so isn't too popular. All the forces are harnessed to battle a mad scientist who is getting into people's dreams. Two faces you might recognise; Matt Frewer played the eponymous "Max Headroom" in the wonderful British TV series. He can act but not here. Finola Hughes was the snooty dancer in "Staying Alive" (1983) and hasn't been seen much since.

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