Review: Hover

Posted 2018-07-10 09:04:26

Review: Hover 2018

“Hover” won’t be remembered as a milestone of paranoid science fiction, but it may be the first example of its genre in which the heroine, wise to a conspiracy, gets to yell “Why are you following me?” at a self-driving car. On the evidence, it’s difficult to stage such a scene without getting a bad laugh, just as it’s tough to film a car chase in which the good guys dodge sentient drones without having it look silly.

Matt Osterman’s allegorical thriller, written by its star, Cleopatra Coleman, flirts with topicality on several fronts, commenting not only on drone strikes but also on agribusiness. In the world of the future, a mass food shortage has led farmers to use drones that maximize their output and protect their property. The company that makes these bots, which are highly intelligent except when not, has the slogan “be a good guy with a drone.”

This future society also has euthanasia for terminal patients, the job of Claudia (Ms. Coleman) and her work partner, John (Craig “muMs” Grant). Soon John turns up dead, a sure fate for any character who tells another that his big secret can wait until morning.

“Hover” is reasonably resourceful for its first hour, during which it appears to have turned budget restrictions into an asset, keeping the focus on ideas instead of effects. The last act, though, is a total whiff — too rushed, too riddled with plot holes and too incongruously hopeful to take seriously.

Hover Storyline

HOVER takes place in the near future, where environmental strain has caused food shortages around the world. Technology provides a narrow path forward, with agricultural drones maximizing the yield from what land remains. Two compassionate care providers, Claudia (Coleman) and her mentor John (Craig muMs Grant), work to assist sick farmland inhabitants in ending their lives. After John dies under mysterious circumstances, a group of locals helps Claudia to uncover a deadly connection between the health of her clients and the technology they are using.


Actor: Cleopatra Coleman, Shane Coffey, Craig muMs Grant, Fabianne Therese, Rhoda Griffis, Leo Fitzpatrick, Beth Grant, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Kasandra Bandfield, Don Henderson Baker, David Jensen, Jim Gleason, Cailey Fleming, Angel Giuffria, Rachel Wulff, Dré Starks, MacArthur Hewitt, Caleb Tourres

Director: Matt Osterman

Country: United States of America

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