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The 7th Dimension (2009)
Director: Brad Watson

review by Tony Hill

Oh dear, dear, dear. This movie is a load of unfathomable rubbish - but, on no account let me put you off, if you have one and a half hours to waste because, buried deep down, there is one little germ of a good idea fighting to come to the surface. Unfortunately it is swamped by the remaining ridiculous dross.

Two typical 21st century young women, Zoe (Lucy Evans) and Sarah (Kelly Adams) somehow get mixed-up with a trio of computer geeks led by wheelchair-bound Declan (Jonathan Rhodes) who are engaged in a modern-day version of analysing the Torah/ Bible for hidden messages and prophecies. All the action takes place in a singe room - or is it two - in the top flat in a tower block somewhere in London. Soon our ladies are locked-in and trapped with the 'computer analysts'.

The room is filled with monitors and other equipment and Declan and his assistants, Malcolm (David Horton) and Kendra (Calita Rainford) are working away feverishly at their terminals. Declan explains that conventional Torah analysis is carried out in two dimensions but they are attempting a three-dimensional analysis - and maybe a fourth incorporating 'time'. Moreover, he believes that the original Torah is locked up in the Vatican away from prying eyes. So, the trio are also engaged in hacking into the Vatican systems to locate the real documents for their analysis.

All this becomes apparent (but not without a struggle on the viewers' part) in the first 15 minutes. After that, though, the movie descends into a screaming, shouting, violent unfathomable mess. The original premise of the multi-dimensional Torah analysis which, if developed sensibly might have been interesting, was submerged in the other rubbish. An opportunity to create an absorbing plot was discarded to provide cheap horror thrills - with shrieking women, flowing blood and ghouls. What this was all about - who knows.

Eventually, The 7th Dimension reaches a conclusion (thank goodness). You can work it all out for yourself because I couldn't. This is obviously a (very) low-budget offering but who-on-earth decided to make it let alone finance it.

The 7th Dimension



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