Kill Switch (PG13)
Starring Dan Stevens, Bérénice Marlohe
Directed by Tim Smit
An experiment to create unlimited energy produces apocalyptic side effects that only Beauty & the Beast’s Dan Stevens’ hunky scientist can avert.
Stevens is a good lookin’ fella who can do action (check him out as a super-soldier in The Guest), so it seems like a crime to hide his mug for the most part of this nauseating sci-fi thriller told from the hero’s POV.
Like last year’s Hardcore Henry, the first-person perspective is gimmicky and wears out after, say, the first 10 minutes. Seasoned video gamers may dig it, but others may want to wait for the VR version. (**)