Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Colin Davies
|Produced by||Steve Hoban
|Screenplay by||Charlie Rubin
|Story by||Hugh Murray
Additional story work:
|Music by||Paul Haslinger
CyberWorld (also known as CyberWorld 3D) is a 2000 American 3-D comedy anthology film shown in IMAX and IMAX 3D, presented by Intel. Several segments originally filmed in 2-D are showcased as converted to 3-D format.
Phig shows the audience the "CyberWorld", a futuristic museum of infinite possibilities. Meanwhile, three computer bugs--Buzzed, Wired, and Frazzled--come and try to eat the CyberWorld through its number coding. When Phig knows about them and hunts for the destructive computer bugs, she presents various short stock clips of computer animated productions, such as scenes from Antz and episodes of The Simpsons post-converted to 3D.
- The dance sequence from the animated feature Antz
- The "Homer³" segment from The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror VI"
- The music video of the Pet Shop Boys song "Liberation"
- Monkey Brain Sushi, a short film created by Sony Pictures Imageworks
- KraKKen: Adventure of Future Ocean, a short film created by ExMachina
- Jenna Elfman as Phig
- Matt Frewer as Frazzled
- Robert Smith as Buzzed and Wired
- Dave Foley as Hank the Technician
- Cara Pifko as Computer
- Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, and Sylvester Stallone (Antz)
- Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, and Yeardley Smith of The Simpsons
- Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys
- David Geldart (uncredited) as Pete
CyberWorld was a box office success, grossing $11,253,900 in the domestic box office and $5,400,000 overseas for a worldwide total of $16,653,900.
The film received generally mixed reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, the film holds a 53/100 rating based on 13 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Roger Ebert, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, praised the film for accurately presenting what 3D technology is capable of. He particularly singled out the size of the IMAX screens the film was projected on. He went on to write, "(The film) takes advantage of the squarish six-story screen to envelop us in the images; the edges of the frame don't have the same kind of distracting cutoff power they possess in the smaller rectangles of conventional theaters."
However, Paul Tatara of CNN.com was displeased with the film's over-reliance on 3D effects, continuing on to say, "Unfortunately, you can't escape the sensation that you might end up wearing the contents of your stomach while you watch it."
- "CYBERWORLD (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. October 12, 2000. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- "CyberWorld 3-D". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. October 25, 2002. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- CyberWorld at Rotten Tomatoes
- "CyberWorld". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- Ebert, Roger. "Chicago Sun-Times review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 6, 2000.
- Tatara, Paul. "CNN.com review". CNN.com. Retrieved October 5, 2000.
- Official website
- CyberWorld at the Internet Movie Database
- CyberWorld at Box Office Mojo
- CyberWorld at Rotten Tomatoes
- CyberWorld at Metacritic