The MindBright System 401 works roughly 800 times faster than traditional therapy. The system's inventor is able to improve people's lives by using it to reveal a subject's "unlocking thought" - but what about his own life?
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It’s as if a bunch of modestly talented British film school students set out to make Black Mirror on iPhones. So I guess that’s the big concept here with this series, which was shooting for a Black Mirror/Electric Dreams concept on a shoe-string budget. Relatively interesting concepts, decent if not stellar acting... certainly much better than that horrible show Wight Space, (dear Lord, I don’t know what the deal is lately with Amazon prime putting these… I don’t know, film school/experimental/C-list YouTube programs on lately trying to make me think I’m about to see something awesome and then… Yeah, the bad acting, it burns!) I’ll give this one credit for being creative and not horrible (again unlike Wight Space... I will never get those 20 minutes back). But don’t go in hoping for the next Black Mirror, you’ll be disappointed.
This is a simple sci-fi show, which is what is so great about it. The Twilight Zone's best episodes were the ones that embraced their simplicity. This is shot on a smartphone, but that doesn't affect the quality or enjoyment of watching this. Well written, directed and performed short series. Definitely check it out!
The complete series is very interesting to watch for a number of reasons. I think people simply forget that filmmaking is simply story telling and how a story is told adds depth and texture to it.
The first episode was by far my favorite but I enjoyed all 4. Each story leaves you with the sense of there being more to the story that wasn’t told which makes each episode thought provoking and not in the “WTH did I just watch mind of way” as other reviewers have commented.
Each episode is much like a short film and despite being a small budget project and purposely shot using equipment with more technical limitations than we are accustomed to, each episode is worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of indie film / storytelling.
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2019
This is a great series in the vein of Black Mirror. Though it might not have the budget the writing is more than compelling enough to keep you interested. I've seen some of the negative reviews but the majority of those seem to have come from other filmmakers talking about angles and such. Not something the average person would even comment on. Don't be fooled by others who think they can make a better film... watch it yourself and form your own opinion. I think you'll be truly satisfied with this little gem of a series.
I watched the first episode and thought it was pretty good. Then I kept watching and became more disappointed. The next two seemed like they could have been intros to much longer films as there were many questions left hanging and not in a good way. The first episode left things to the imagination but the second and third were just confusing.
For example, in ReGen, they resurrect people who have died (apparently several times over in some cases) but to what effect? How does the regeneration affect them mentally, physically, emotionally? One of the characters had never died and the question is posed to him at the end, why is he doing what he does if he isn't a regen? If we don't know how the regen serum works why would we care about him not being dead? Who invented the ReGen serum and how did these characters obtain it? What was the characters motivation for stealing 1.5 million in Bitcoin? Are they going to use it to buy more ReGen serum? I could go on but just don't waste your time. It isn't worth it.
The third episode is apparently about unlocking people's potential. However, one would think there would be drawbacks to this but we are never told. It is implied that the inventor unlocks other people's potential but has yet to do so for himself. One would think if he invented this machine, most likely he tested it on himself first and would have already unlocked his potential with the Unlocking Thought.
Then he helps someone who is about to commit suicide by talking him down. The police called him in but he is not a policeman himself. Then he goes to meet his girlfriend he who apparently had her Unlocking Thought revealed by someone else. He had given her an unlocking thought but it hadn't worked for her like it had for others (and we don't know why they want their Unlocking Thought revealed).
If these two episodes had gone more in depth with their characters, they could have been very engaging I think. Show us the side effects of being regenerated? What was the bitcoin stolen for other than a lame attempt at a MacGuffin? Was there someone that the one "undead" character wanted to help with the money?
Sorry for rambling. Just don't bother with this. I may watch the last two episodes since they are short but haven't decided yet.
UPDATE: I did watch the last two episodes after all and I am glad I did.
Episode 4 - Good Twilight Zone style episode, ending and all
Episode 5 - This is where we are headed if the Green New Deal goes through. I'll leave it at that even though people are going to say I'm crazy or an idiot or whatever. Always remember the Law of Unintended Consequences.