Conclusion: Gregory Hines and Renée Soutendijk give Eve of Destruction a certain watchability that its otherwise rote presentation doesn't really offer. The film is fairly formulaic, but it does have a few nice set pieces, and it's fun to see a female android destroying things right and left, rather than the more typical muscled male variety.
Conclusion: 'Eve of Destruction' is an easily forgotten little sci-fi film, but it's one that when looked at more closely, can develop some interesting themes and notions about matters that go far deeper than a guy with a gun chasing an out of control robot. Essentially, that's what sci-fi is intended to do, and while the film suffers from being a tad cheesy in some of its delivery, it could still be worth a watch for newcomers, or even worthy of a second viewing from those who...
Conclusion: Eve Of Destruction is decent enough entertainment. Is it a classic? Not really, but if you don't mind the fact that it's fairly â€˜by the numbers' in a lot of ways, at least for its first two thirds, you can have some fun with this even if it isn't deep. The Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory's Scream Factory label offers a decent enough upgrade over the DVD release from some years back, but outside of the trailer there isn't much in the way of extras to note.
Excerpt: After years of research and millions of taxpayer dollars, a secret section of the government has finally created the world's first humanoid robot. Her name is Eve VIII (Renee Soutendijk, Spetters ) and she's blonde, beautiful, and fully ready to detonate! When Eve escapes her scientific creator (also played by Soutendijk) and goes on a crazy rampage—retaining the personality and essence of her creator—the military brings in one of the best counter terrorists they can...
Conclusion: It’s a really weird situation here. The video and audio presentations definitely mark this up higher, but the lack of extras hampers it a tad. Since it’s merely an okay film, some form of extras may have helped. However, the video and audio DO manage to elevate this movie’s quality in their presentation. Being that this is a very obscure B-movie that many may not be familiar with or have forgotten, I really don’t blame Scream Factory for not going crazy on this one.
Excerpt: An aggressive tycoon (Treat Williams, Everwood ) is looking for the next big breakthrough and he thinks he's found it: limitless dark energy, harvest from the deep space. On the surface, firing laser beams into the vortex and screwing around with volatile dark matter sounds like a great idea, but, actually, no, that's actually pretty dumb. And Dr. Karl Dameron (Steven Weber, Dracula: Dead and Loving It ) has his concerns.
Conclusion: Eve of Destruction comes up short even by low-end Disaster standards. The film is painfully slow, takes far too long to get to the good stuff, lacks a sense of urgency, and is awash in bland characters that it spends an excess amount of time developing for only minimal payoff. This is movie watching (or miniseries watching) as labor, not entertainment. Had the thing been chopped down to the usual ninety minutes, it might have worked.
Excerpt: With oil prices on the rise and green energy a primary global concern, the work of Proteus, led by Dr. Karl Dameron (Steven Weber) and Dr. Sarah Reed (Christina Cox) and funded by billionaire Max Salinger (Treat Williams) is the focus of natural attention. The trio hope to harness dark energy to create an ecologically friendly, cost-effective power solution for the whole world.