Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (2017)
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time Plot Synopsis:In a madcap future era, the world's greatest secret agent struggles to rescue his young son from the clutches of his infamous former mentor.
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (2017) Review
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (2017) is a small budget 1h 37 min American sci-fi adventure comedy action-thriller movie that was shot in Portland, Oregon, USA. Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time is a prequel to Rob Taylor’s indie horror-comedy film, Evil Cult (2003) which also features Rob Taylor as the toughest secret agent alive.
Rob Taylor took on too many roles/jobs in Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, and that may be one of the reasons why the movie did not excel because a person cannot do it all in the film industry. Rob was the director, co-writer, editor, visual effects supervisor, art director, special effects person/fabricator, co-producer, set decorator, sound editor, camera operator, costume supervisor, music supervisor and he also acted in the movie as Neil Stryker/The Mad Scientist. Rob does not have much experience in the entertainment industry and should not have taken on so many jobs even if there were money/budget issues.
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time takes place in a futuristic world where Neil Stryker (Rob Taylor - Evil Cult (2003), MoonPi (2012), Pickled (2010)) is the strongest/toughest secret agent alive. Neil was given the job to capture The Mad Scientist (Rob Taylor) who is/was his former mentor. The Mad Scientist became insane and would do anything to have/obtain world domination.
The Mad Scientist had help from the inside to escape from the Montgomery Ward Insane Asylum, and he did not waste any time with his not so good time-traveling plans. His inside help, Darrell Freeway (Nic Costa - My First Mister Blaine (2001), Evil Cult (2003)) is also his minion. Neil became furious when his son (Walker Taylor) got kidnapped, and he will do anything to get back his son and stop The Mad Scientist.
I gave this movie a five to be fair because it is not the type of film I like or generally watch as there was too much nudity and the movie was very slow paced for my liking. Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time was nominated for Best Picture at the Oregon Independent Film Festival and won the Best Comedy Film award.
There were some pros in this movie including the amount of attention given to the detailed sets along with the sound and camera angles. The cheesy special effects and major plot holes could not be missed. I found myself wondering numerous times as to how was everything going to intertwine for an incredible ending. My question was answered when the movie ended with leaving the end of the film open for maybe another movie. I am just hoping that if there is another movie then for it to be way better than this movie with fewer plot holes and a little faster pace.
The movie can be funny at times, and the entire cast did a great job with their respective roles, but the screenplay does not do it for me as it comes across to being a little dull. Once again, I did not understand why the first scene with female nudity needed to last for over a minute - plus side is that fans who loves female nudity will have a lot to indulge in.
- Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time Rating Scores
- Our Score: 5
- Overall Score: 4.35
- IMDB: 3.9
Runtime: 97 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 174 MPAA Rating: R
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time Writers: Nic Costa, Rob Taylor
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time Director: Rob Taylor
Production: Lombo Bardi Productions