A partial reinvention of the youth-in-peril subgenre, EVOLVER applies updated technology to familiar teen thriller material.
Just as teenaged Kyle Baxter (Ethan Randall) is about to land the top score on the Evolver virtual reality arcade game--and thus win a home version of the game's robot--an equally accomplished player, Jamie Saunders (Cassidy Rae), joins in and distracts Kyle so much that he loses. Kyle's friend
Zach (Chance Quinn) convinces him to hack into the scoring computer to alter the numbers, and Kyle soon receives the Evolver robot, which engages players in progressively more difficult "war games" and can learn about and adapt to its surroundings. ...