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I rented Atomica. You should perhaps catch the movie on TV sometime. SyFy helped produce it. Thus, this futuristic tale will likely play on that channel soon.
Atomica exemplifies adequate, low-budget science-fiction entertainment, and the story resembles an eighty-minute episode of The Outer Limits (1995). The CGI is really bad and quite cheesy, sometimes distractingly so.The effects are the film's main fault, on one hand. On the other hand, just like The Outer Limits, Atomica gets some talented actors to elevate the material. In this case, Dominic Monaghan and Sarah Habel are pleasures to watch throughout the narrative. So, the acting is good in this thing.
The script is a mixed bag. I can compliment it for its suspense and mystery, but I can also note that the movie has some pacing issues affecting that suspense and mystery. I can compliment its low-key approach to sex and violence and note that the approach aesthetically complements this live-action resembling a teenager's comic book. I can also criticize some of the nonsensical characterization. No one would plausibly be as stupid, naive, or gullible as the protagonist sometimes is; she simply must be so to move the plot along. Also, the narrative has these abrupt, non sequitur dream scenes that both do and do not work for the audience. Unfortunately, I cannot discuss the sequences much without sharing spoilers.
Overall, Atomica (a.k.a. Deep Burial) is a sufficient genre fix and a decent time waster.