“Indie Movie” is a jumbled mess of bad acting, horrendous dialogue, a plot that makes absolutely no sense, and far too many computer “tricks.” If I could give negative star ratings, I would. That’s how bad this is.
The plot involves movie bootleggers, a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, Star Wars Fundamentalism, and the world premiere of a film called “Action Figures.” To explain any more would require a greater effort than was put into the script, for which, by the way, I couldn’t find a writing credit. Let’s just leave it at the fact that the actual story takes a back seat to the number of computer effects the director can force into each scene. Get the picture?
I wanted to like this film, and I think there are some interesting points being made here, but they are overshadowed by the movie’s multiple flaws, such as actors who can’t remember their lines and a story that seems totally improvised. That’s a shame, too, because the filmmaker was definitely trying to make a statement about the futility of mainstream film, but all he really did was give people one more reason to hate independent cinema.