ByNathan Archer, writer at

So tonight I decided to watch Debug, a film I have been looking forward to for a while (namely because of the director) and had quite high expectations of and it held up to them maybe even exceeded them. Debug tells the story of 6 incarcerated hackers who are shortening their sentence by debugging a derelict freighter, while removing the rogue programs on the ship the hackers encounter a vengeful A.I. which systematically tries to kill them all. Debug is directed by David Hewlett and stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen and Adrian Holmes.

There are a few positives to this film, which are: the story is pretty good, the story progression is great, the CGI is good, the action is well done and the film is very suspenseful and creepy. My point of the story being good should be prefaced by saying for being a slasher flick this has a surprisingly good story, instead of just people being murdered it's people being murdered with an intriguing storyline (not extremely intriguing but enough so I was interested the entire time). For an indie film the CGI is fantastic and even though the low-budget shows in places the majority of the film is visually brilliant; for the few action scenes that there are done very well and the gore is mostly realistic and shocking. Another positive in this film is the suspense that is built up by the film's direction which means that when the scary moments happen it is all the more horrifying, the film is also very creepy which is mostly due to Jason Momoa's great performance in the film.

The majority of problems I have with the film stem from the fact this is a low-budget sci-fi horror film so the majority can be discounted, however one flaw is quite obvious which is that the acting in the film isn't great and in some cases awful. Thankfully the majority of the cast have decent enough acting skills for the film to still be thoroughly enjoyable, however the bad acting is definitely worth pointing out.

Overall I really enjoyed this film and for a sci-fi horror it did its job of scaring me in places, this is one of the best slashers I have seen in a while and is definitely worth checking out if you like the genre and can make it through the poor acting. So taking everything into consideration I rate this film:



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