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      1983 1h 36m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A scientist (Christopher Plummer) kidnaps Michael (David Morse), his humanoid creation, so the Pentagon cannot use him as a secret weapon. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member where is the movie Prototype! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice tv film from 1983. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Pulled this more or less at random off the shelf to watch with the 10-year-old I was babysitting and was pleasantly surprised. The cover is TOTALLY misleading (evidently to pull in the Terminator crowd)--as my ward complained (despite being generally engaged), there are no gun fights; it's more of a poignant exploration of the how-human-are-robots issue (and the how-responsible-are-scientists-for-their-creations issue). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice attempt at a humanist science fiction story that would have been more impressive had it been made 30 years previously. By the time of this release, the exhibition of human type robotics feels forced and without much imagination. The dialogue is generally done well, which made it watchable, but I have seen many better versions of this "Frankenstein's Monster" type of tale. Even the scenes of the movie Frankenstein our robot pal watches in the film remind you. Don't be fooled by the Terminator style robot face you see on the cover. There is no violence to speak of in the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member In Prototype, Dr. Carl Forrester (the awesome Christopher Plummer) has just perfected his government-backed research project, the creation of a gifted robot named Michael (played by a young David Morse) who has now been able to walk amongst the public and interact with humans. This breakthrough leads to the interference of the military who take Michael away from Dr. Forrester and conduct tests involving weaponry. After this discovery, Dr. Forrester breaks Michael out of his lab and runs away with him to a secluded house near the doctor's old university. The military begins an all out search for the two of them, which Michael and Dr. Forrester create an even stronger bond that is reminiscent of father and son. Do NOT let the movie poster fool you, this film is in NO WAY a horror or science fiction film. In fact, Prototype comes off as a very, VERY tame TV movie that someone like Disney would have shown. In fact, there is NOTHING remotely scientific seen throughout this film. No robotics, no sci-fi violence, no special effects whatsoever. In fact, there's a complete lack of tension or sense of dread throughout this overly tame film. This is the complete opposite side to a balls-out, moronic robotic action film like Transformers, that is all story and plot and no substance or eye candy that enhances the spectacular. If one could find middle ground between Transformers and Prototype, a much better movie would be seen. Aside from that, the story is great, and Morse and Plummer are terrific to watch, but geez fellas; a little bit of action would not have hurt. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was superb back in the 80's when I was 13. I think I'll see it again - who knows, I might still like it :) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A scientist (Christopher Plummer) kidnaps Michael (David Morse), his humanoid creation, so the Pentagon cannot use him as a secret weapon.
      David Greene
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 2, 2007
      1h 36m