“I’ll always worry about you, Alton. That’s the deal.”
What’s it about?
A bunch of grown men fighting over an 8 year old boy. Wait, that probably sounded weird. Okay, a father rescues his son from a religious cult to get him to a specific location at a specific time.
Who’s in it?
Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton and a more emotionally stable Kylo Ren.
Why should I watch it?
+ Best thing about this movie has to be the performances
+ Michael Shannon kills it 60% of the time, every time
+ Playing a caring but desperate father with a greyish moral code
+ Joel Edgerton plays one of the best friends you can ask for, great bromance with Shannon
+ Also answers the question, What’s Kirsten Dunst up to these days?
+ Kid was alright, doesn’t get given much emotionally though, more meaningful stares
+ The storyline is really interesting
+ The movie kinda drops you in the middle of this ongoing story
+ A simple kidnapping turns into something a lot more
+ Also interesting how different people interpret the meaning of the kid and his powers
+ Some see him as a messiah, some see him as a weapon and some only see him as a son
+ What really drives this movie is the build up of the mystery
+ What the hell is the kid’s deal? I don’t remember puberty being that bad
+ Seems like we learn along with the characters
+ And it’s the sense of wanting to know more that makes you stick with the movie
+ Bit of a Tomorrowland vibe near the end
+ Wait, is that a good thing?
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Not gonna lie, I was pretty bored at times
– It’s a bit slow and takes a while to get going
– Wanted to see more of the cult and government agents, needed more development
– Could’ve said a lot more with the movie by exploring these areas
– Like Apocalypse, not really sure what his powers actually are
– Is he a human radio? A human flashlight?
– If he’s so powerful, why doesn’t he help more?
– There’s really no sense of urgency
– Doesn’t get me like, “Yeah, lets get him there!”
– Probably because there’s not enough info
– Seriously, the movie barely gives you enough info
– You know how the fifth dimension beings were quite vague in Interstellar?
– Yeah, the whole movie is as vague as that
– Pay off doesn’t really deliver for me
– Shock ending for the sake of shock ending
This is definitely a unique and unusual film, thats for sure. It just left me disappointed with so many questions in my mind. Wish they just gave us a more answers than questions, it’s a bit like watching Lost all over again.
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