Beta Test online movie review - One of the stupidest and worst movies I've seen in more than ten years
Bad acting, bad camera work, actors that look like they were taken straight out of comedies that parody action movies, bad animation that is supposed to be a video game.
That and more is what you should expect from "Beta test".
Do you know how "Birdemic" is so bad that it's good? This is sort of like that except it's just bad. It feels as if the movie had two teams making it - one that wanted it to be a serious action movie and another that wanted it to be an action comedy, sort of a spoof of a real movie.
It's filled with clichés, up to a point where the main bad guy says "So its time for the monologue?" and he proceeds to monologue up until the very predictable end. Possibly the worst of all, during a fight scene - a main character fights some bad guys while others are slowly walking down some stairs or simply standing around and gawking at their comrades being taken out, one by one.
Predictable, boring and nonsensical action sequences are also very common with 100% of the car chases or characters driving cars is replaced with the horrific animations that are supposed to simulate real life while they look like bad video presentations made by directors teenage son. Fights end as you would expect with the bad guys losing through insane choices that no real person would do and "killed" by just one punch while the protagonist could take on a thousand.
In one of these "missions", the main character is tasked with PROTECTING A SCHOOL SHOOTER. Yes, that's right - protecting a school shooter who is apparently also forced by some evil guys to kill children. There is never a reason given for this nor any sane explanation which leads me to believe its a blatant tear jerking scene that has no place in the movie.
The gamer aspect will blow any gamers mind. It as inaccurate and low effort as it can be I suppose. The low budged this movie has really shows while you watch the "super immersion" game sequences.
Beta Test is agonising to watch. The only reason I give this a rating above 1 is that you may find this movie funny while watching it drunk with some friends on a couch. It honestly bothers me that it somehow achieved a rating of 7.