Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2013)
Company: Recreator Labs
Plot: Three teenagers stumble upon a secret laboratory while on a camping trip and encounter superior clones of themselves. Duplicates; Doubles; Recreations; they are exact copies of Craig, Tracy and Derek, and the teenagers are no match for their physically stronger, faster, and all-around better selves. Their only hope is to outwit them and to escape before they are replaced.
Review: Alongside a screener for Attack of the Herbals, I was also sent another screener by MTI Home Video for a movie they recently distributed here in The U.S and Canada titled Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles, a movie I had heard nothing about before seeing this screener, but was pretty excited to check out based on just the title alone - after all, I always love me some clone action!
Which brings me to another of the movie's really strong points. Each of the main actors here all did an excellent job, especially considering that each had to essentially play two characters, a good version and an evil version of themselves, which all of them did really well, never making it confusing as to which one we were watching. There was even some good twists toward the end as well, one of which I really loved that had to deal with one of the characters and their clone essentially switching roles for the climax. Of course with a movie like this, the majority of the fun comes from watching the evil versions of everyone as they loved to play mind games with the Originals and screw around with them - in both meanings of that phrase. See, another thing the movie has going for it is that it has plenty of good eye candy; steamy sex scenes, changing-clothes scenes, shower scenes, skinny dipping scenes, and walking around naked scenes. The only thing I love more then an evil clone babe? An evil clone babe that seems to have an allergy to wearing clothes!
I also wasn't such a fan of the fact that none of these people seem to be freaked out or even care by the fact that exact duplicate copies of themselves just showed up at the door. They go around for most of the movie acting normal about this, as if these people were long-time friends that showed up to party with them. They eat and drink with them, play games with them, chat with them, screw around with them (again, in both senses of the word), as if it was no big deal that they're mysterious clones. I would have liked to see much more of the reactionary mental impact of that, but they kind of get over it and move on really quickly. The sole exception is the one teen that leaves right away because he doesn't want to deal with any of it and returns later in the movie to help save the day (which itself is kind of a plot hole since the clones are supposed to know what their Originals are going to do at any given time, so why didn't his clone know he was sneaking around and planning an attack?).