FINAL FREQUENCY (2021) Review and overview of sci-fi thriller

 

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‘It’s the last sound you’ll ever hear’

Final Frequency is a 2021 American science fiction thriller about a PhD student who ties unusual tremors in Los Angeles to rogue scientists. The latter are trying to weaponise Nikola Tesla’s secrets and cause massive earthquakes if they can only find his lost notebook.

Directed by Tim Lowry from a screenplay written by Penny Gibben based on a story by Christine Fry. Co-produced by Joth Riggs, John David Ware and Derrick Warfel.

The 8168 Production movie stars Kirby Bliss Blanton (Death Wish 2018), Lou Ferrigno Jr., Richard Burgi (Hostel II), Luke Guldan, Nikki SooHoo, Abhay Walia and Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny).

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Reviews:

“There are some laughs to be had of the WTF variety, but they do not save Final Frequency. The audience will be spending too much time trying to figure out how everything goes together to laugh at what they are seeing. That never equals a good time.  It is too goofy to be bad, but too bad to be fun.” AIPT

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“Some scenes showcase stilted performances and static composition, bringing any momentum the story had to a grinding halt. Some plot points feel utterly contrived or even forgotten. Ultimately, Final Frequency moves past these clunky moments and provides a fast-paced, goofy adventure.” CBR

“The effects are mostly limited to contact lenses that let us know a character has been sonically hypnotized by these sonic mind-control guns, which Burgi’s villain urges his minions to use with extreme prejudice […] The science is gibberish, the dialogue likewise, the characters cardboard with stiff performances to match.” Movie Nation

Release date:

In the USA, Final Frequency will be released On-Demand by California Pictures on August 24, 2021.

Cast and characters (alphabetical):

Nicolas Alexandre … Gavin
Kirby Bliss Blanton … Esther Dahlset
Eddie Buraye … Key Guard
Richard Burgi … Cyrus Slanton
Kim Estes … Jeremiah
Lou Ferrigno Jr. … Frank Jones
Brenda Lorena Garcia … Alert Student
Luke Guldan … Paul Dahlset
Thomas Haley … Officer Osborn
Calvin Harrison … Sonic Guard
Anne Marie Howard … Reporter
Mark Krenik … Soldier
Kyra Locke … Mrs Elle
Greg Allan Martin … Douglas Cole
Jon Mohr … Radio DJ
Carmen Moreno … Questioning Student
Josh Murray … Agent Colin Ward
Carol-Ann Potorski … Larper
Jacqueline Price … Shelter Receptionist
Charles Shaughnessy … Professor Stuart Conrad
Nikki SooHoo … Rocky
Ben Stobber … Thug
Abhay Walia … George
Stephanie Wiseman … Scientist
Peter Xifo … Vic the Vet

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