CyberWorld

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For the "Cyberworld 2020" episode, see Understanding (TV series).
CyberWorld 3D
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Official poster
Directed by Colin Davies
Elaine Despins
Produced by Steven Hoban
Hugh Murray
Written by Steve Hoban
Hugh Murray
Charlie Rubin
Todd Alcott
Starring Jenna Elfman
Matt Frewer
Robert Smith
Dave Foley
Music by Paul Haslinger
Hummie Mann
Production
company
Distributed by IMAX
Release dates
  • October 6, 2000 (2000-10-06)
Running time 47 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $16,653,900

CyberWorld (also known as CyberWorld 3D) is a 2000 3-D comedy anthology film shown in IMAX and/or IMAX 3D, presented by Intel. Several segments originally filmed in 2-D are showcased as converted to 3-D format.

Plot[edit]

Phig (Jenna Elfman) is the host of the movie, as she shows the "Cyberworld", a futuristic museum of infinite possibilities. Meanwhile, three computer bugs named 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.

Selected segments[edit]

Release[edit]

Box office[edit]

CyberWorld was a box office success, grossing $16,653,900.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

CyberWorld received generally mixed reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 55% 'Rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

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."[3]

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."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CyberWorld at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ CyberWorld at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Chicago Sun-Times review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 6, 2000. 
  4. ^ Tatara, Paul. "CNN.com review". CNN.com. Retrieved October 5, 2000. 

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