Overall Recommendation:
3.7 stars
(6)
5 Stars:
33.33%
(2)
 
4 Stars:
33.33%
(2)
 
3 Stars:
16.67%
(1)
 
2 Stars:
0%
(0)
 
1 Stars:
16.67%
(1)
 
Premise:
3.8 stars
(6)
 
Story structure:
4.0 stars
(5)
 
Character:
4.4 stars
(5)
 
Dialogue:
3.2 stars
(6)
 
Emotion:
3.2 stars
(5)
 
 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Lean, efficient, structured - knows its genre and its form well

Overall Recommendation:
5 stars
 
Premise:
5 stars
 
Story structure:
5 stars
 
Character:
5 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
July 15, 2017
This is a lean, mean, well-structured machine. Polished. Knows its audience. Very genre specific. It's like a mash-up of Furiosa with Terminator. I would watch this in a hot second.

One small quibble about the screenplay itself - don't put backstory/exposition in the action tags; just put things we can see and hear there. Stuff like this "Ever since the war began, water and food have become scarce, some even turning to "cannibalism" - that needs to be addressed on screen.
 
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Development Slate? Goodness Gracious.

Overall Recommendation:
1 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
No rating
 
Character:
No rating
 
Dialogue:
1 stars
 
Emotion:
1 stars
 
July 23, 2016
Format is not where it needs to be, and it is too ambitious to even be filmed. Writing, or the writing style, just doesn't work. I sense that the author embraced some styles from others who should not be named. Have your own voice and read literature to become a better writer.
 
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Well written and structured with a few too many grammar problems and cliche

Overall Recommendation:
3 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
4 stars
 
Dialogue:
3 stars
 
Emotion:
3 stars
 
March 26, 2016
I hate that I have to rate this as low as I do because it's good writing. There are a lot of grammar and spelling problems, but they're minor and don't detract from the story.

The big problem with it is the cliché. There are just a lot of too-common themes and scenes we've seen in dozens of movies or stories. The entire plot and nearly each scene was just plain predictable. The story too much like terminator, the solution too much like The Matrix and Independence Day.

There was some unbelievable dialog, mostly with the set-ups for Mica to say something "cool," most of which, I didn't really think was that effective. An example is early in the script when one of the androids says something like, "No human is that strong," and Mica replies, "Who said I was human?"

With all of that said, it was fun. I thought it was paced well and although it used a lot of familiar imagery and expression, it used them well.
 
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

An Great Premise!

Overall Recommendation:
5 stars
 
Premise:
5 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
4 stars
 
Dialogue:
5 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
August 30, 2015
 
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

This should be on the screen, already.

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
4 stars
 
Story structure:
3 stars
 
Character:
5 stars
 
Dialogue:
2 stars
 
Emotion:
No rating
 
August 02, 2012
Like all screenplays, Grammar is apart of all stories.
But, as Gotham Writer's handbook states:

"Screenplay writing is like poetry, except the writer has a license to
actually bend the rules of grammar." Page 191

So, with this said, "I believe everyone shouldn't worry/be concern about
proper grammar, so long as it moves us, emotionally."

I have to say, this screenplay has been through some heavy rewrites.
Lee should be complemented on reading details to where things need
work, but, like all reviews, everyone who says this/that should be changed
actually doesn't make or contribute to the formula to story-telling.

If the formula foundation is correct, then the reader will instantly
realize the idea of the writer. It isn't so hard, but it isn't so easy.

Lee, if you really want to find out why your climax isn't dynamically duoable,
is because you haven't asked yourself the question:

"Did Mica really get satisfaction from destroying those Androids?"

I hope this review offers much to understanding how important the
structure is, rather than the dialogue/character.

Daniel M. Constancio Jr.
 
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Very well done action thriller, true to its genre.

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
4 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
February 04, 2012
3029 is a machine against humanity thriller that plays at the action pace of a video game. Not too many lines pass without a new punch of adrenalin to thrust it forward.

The premise is not one we haven't seen before - the goal of uploading a virus into the master computer has been done often and the final scenes battling the mainframe computer are predictable, but it is done with precision as it seeks its intended goal - that being a true rock-em sock-em story beginning to end.

Personally, this is not my favorite genre, and at first I thought I'd have to push through a complicated action going nowhere story, but once the flashbacks began telling a legitimate story it began to meld into a cohesive whole, although it took to about page fifteen before that happened.

The dialogue is tongue and cheek humor mixed in with good characterization and enough emotion to keep you caring about what happens next to each protagonist, especially Mica, the female of human-machine components.

The caveat of this type movie is that it's very difficult to surprise the audience with something they haven't seen, That said, for this generation of game fanatics, this will not disappoint. I see it as a composit of several hit movies of the Terminator genre, with a savior type (Mica) last seen in The Matrix.

Its ending could have gone several ways, but I was happy with Mica disappearing into the sunset, as did George Stevens' Shane.

Best of good luck with it.
 

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