The idea of Y2K and judgement day, the day technology turns on mankind can be a scary thing. One can never be sure of when this day might come, so for now, it's still a widely accepted plot device for many films. But when it comes to making a movie, there are good ways and bad ways to go about it. Unfortunately, Echelon Conspiracy does not take this story in a completely new direction, nor does it make much of what it was given.
|Max Peterson (West) & some chick he runs into....|
|Ving Rhames as FBI Agent Grant|
The action in this film is enjoyable. Although much of it didn't have any relevance at all. There were two times where action sequences were staged and the end result had of no consequence or importance. One was where Peterson has two assassins try to kill him and an agent who is sent to watch him. Turns out, this only happened once and for no real reason. The other is when Peterson is chased down by car. When he's finally caught, the perpetrator only chased him down to ask if Peterson would help him. Really? Why didn't you just directly ask him?? The music, which was produced by Bobby Tahouri, adds a little feeling to these scenes but it's not much when the end result comes around. It's disappointing because something could've come out of it but the direction just wasn't there.
Echelon Conspiracy has a unique idea but has a hard time making a tense thriller that feels like it could happen in the real world. The music helps a tad but its good action scenes go to waste because of their silly end results.
Points Earned --> 6:10