Morrison's use of degradation and manipulation is served well here by his subject matter. The corrosive ends of war filtered through the technology of a dying civilisation. My only qualm being a lack of truly memorable footage, though his trajectory from preserved soldiers to almost complete disintegration is clever. His films often rely on the music for emotional effect.
Three stars for undeniable craft and an intriguing idea, but ultimately Beyond Zero failed, for me at least, to make a strong emotional, intellectual, or even aesthetic impression, fogged over as it is by a stifling straining after high moral seriousness and high modern angst.