director Christian Duguay
1995’s Screamers has got a lot going for it, so its failure is kinda disappointing. Though highly bastardized, the plot emanated from a Philip K. Dick story, the first version of the script by Dan O’Bannon. And you’ve got Peter Weller, still warm from his RoboCop movies. And the story is kind of interesting, with these evolving killing machines.
Screamers is such a 90’s movie, in its strengths and weaknesses, the latter being not just poor execution but a reliance on non-top of the line digital effects in an era when top of the line digital effects already look dated and cheap.
I saw this back in the day, and I think my feelings about it are about the same.
“It’s not an animal, it’s an upgrade.”