Dark City
1998
**
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Richard O’Brien

At midnight in a city where the sun never shines the Strangers put people to sleep and perform experiments on them, but one man who has lost his memory is resistant to their powers. Following the abysmal visual fireworks of The Crow, Alex Proyas has polished another turd. Somewhere deep inside there is a hint of a good idea, but his scifi noir is all set decoration and special effects. The Strangers are pale creatures in big hats who speak in an English accent and hover across the city at slow speed. Cool? No. Silly? Yes. Sewell and Connelly are wooden, which doesn’t help to bring their underwritten parts to life.