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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scanners III: The Takeover (1992)

aka Scanner Force

If good intentions were enough to make a film good, then part three would be better than it is thanks to leading actress Liliana Komorowska giving it her all.
Elsewhere, it has a few interesting ideas and developments, such as offering up a scenario in which Scanner self-indulgence could go head-to-head with Scanner self-control, and it has a number of enjoyable kills.
It's a shame, then, that it's so badly constructed. The enthusiasm of Liliana frequently meets its opposite in her male counterpart, sometimes dialogue was recorded too close to the mic, and there seems to have been no effort made to hide the wires (or the cameraman on at least one occasion).

1½ pigeon pieces out of 5

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