Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Brain Machine
(1977) Zero stars
As near as I can tell, four scientists participate in an experiment about population control, or so they believe. They are placed in a room that becomes progressively smaller to apparently represent a growing population (?). The test subjects are told that honesty is an important aspect of the experiment and that lying would have consequences.
We later learn that a powerful U.S. senator is funding this research and his true purpose is to develop mind control. Specifically, the senator wishes to insert his own thoughts into society in order to create a utopia, or something like that. Truthfully, I didn’t really understand what the hell was going on in this movie. Eventually the study’s computers take over, lock the scientists in the room and start killing everyone (I think). This film was a confusing mess and I refuse to spend another minute thinking about it.