IfS1m0n3 and Ruby Sparks had a child who actually beloved getting excessive, it could be The Second Age Of Aquarius. Written by Darren Smith and director Staci Layne Wilson, the outlandish comedy stars Christina Jacquelyn Calph as Alberta, a coder who’s creating superstar avatars. Shortly after studying that her beloved grandma has handed away, she places the ending touches on her most private avatar, Russell Aquarius (Michael Ursu).
The Nineteen Seventies music legend died at age 27, however Alberta’s grandma beloved his music and handed that zeal on to her granddaughter. As Alberta goes to sleep for the evening, one thing surprising and magical occurs — Russell materializes as a corporal being! Understandably, Alberta is confused and delighted by this flip of occasions however shortly learns there’s a colossal snag: Russell believes he’s in the midst of a horrible journey, and nothing the coder says can persuade him in any other case.
The Second Age Of Aquarius overcomes its apparent restricted sources by being set in a single location and limiting the solid to a handful of individuals. Clearly, there may be Alberta and Russell, however there may be additionally Alberta’s ridiculous mom Tawny (Brooke Lewis Ballas), her evil co-worker Julio (Richard Trejo), and landlady Helen (Nancy Lengthy). Plus, with a view to actually perceive the A.I. model of the deceased rocker, Alberta contacts his former supervisor, Sid (Martin Olson). These characters are largely heard by means of cellphone calls or video chats.
“…believes he’s within the center of a horrible journey, and nothing the coder says can persuade him in any other case.”
Such a selection permits for Wilson to actually give attention to the 2 leads, accurately. Alberta is the guts of the story, along with her ardour for Russell’s music and her love of her grandma felt in each scene. Calph creates a delicate and likable protagonist whose frustrations with Russell are comprehensible. Her dedication to preserving and retaining her creation alive additionally makes complete sense.
Because the temperamental, demanding musician Ursu is a pleasure. Even when the character is being misogynistic or an fool, the actor by no means crosses into malice, so he stays likable. Ballas will get some large laughs because the nosy, self-centered mother, whereas Olson’s transient look may be very memorable and enjoyable.
The Second Age Of Aquarius additionally will get loads of mileage out of its artistic modifying and use of particular results. Whereas nobody will declare that the results are the very best ever, the filmmaker makes use of them nicely, and their eye-catching colours match the general ambiance. The modifying, particularly when Russell makes an attempt to depart the residence or his code is being messed with, is absolutely loopy and provides a lift of power.
The Second Age Of Aquarius is a enjoyable, barely oddball story. Because of the actors and screenplay, the outlandish premise is straightforward to purchase into, whereas the characters are enormously entertaining. So in case you are in want of amusing, give this a go.