Good sci-f thriller even if one gets lost in these parallel universes. Reminds of certain works of M. Night SHYAMALAN, or, with nostalgia, to the Village of the Damned, Wolf RILLA's masterpiece. Great Adam DRIVER (Paterson) === Bon thriller, même si on se perd un peu dans ces univers parallèles. On pense à certains films de M. Night SHYAMALAN, ou, avec nostalgie, au Village des Damnés, ce chef d'oeuvre de Wolf RILLA.
Great camera work and some wonderful shots are not enough to cover up the lack of any emotional attachment or suspense. So, what seems as technically flawless piece, comes as an empty and non engaging experience. Otherwise great cast seems kind of lost here - and the only memorable moments are the ones that present sci-fi elements in a story that is supposed to be character driven, with sci-fi being just a backdrop.
either nothing happens or something happens and and mostly with our special effects and we can't really say it or explain it but i guess those who know -feel it right? yeah we were really going somewhere but now it's gone and I only remember the crappy soundtrack and that they have high white buildings with greenery on the balconies
This is an all-in-one-mix of several genres: crime, road-movie, sci-fi, drama & religion. But since none of these topics are followed through, this is like laying a false trail to produce & keep suspense high. It partially does, but specifically the end is not at all extraordinary. Quite flat. Something beyond our imagination would have made this movie special. But there is no beyondness. Still worth watching. Solid.
The concept bursts with possibilities of deep thematic analysis but falls apart in its follow-through with unfocused ideas. Beginning as a mysterious, promising examination of faith (whether it be in god or science) but lacking regard to broaching the father-son dynamic that would've connected its last act's familial paens. The relationship between Shannon and Edgerton is oddly much deeper and more profound.
Delizioso, è proprio quella fantascienza anni '80 che richiama esplicitamente Incontri Ravvicinati e Starman, quel tipo di genere "positivo" che ormai è difficile vedere. C'è sempre un rapporto centrale tra padre e figlio, com'era in Take Shelter, e Nichols sceglie ancora Michael Shannon che ha una faccia perfetta ed è impossibile non volergli bene. Intrigante anche tutta la parte con la NSA e bravissimo Adam Driver.
Tech-spiritual tale that, in a weird way, reminded me of Terence McKenna. Another one of this recent tendency to merge religion (specially biblical, messianic and/or apocalyptic references) with sci-fi. This one actually has a nice slow-pace narrative flow, reminiscent of films like Fargo, and other aspects that make it interesting. Still, it feels like cinema using its own ready-made ingredients.
This is one of those films where you come out of the cinema feeling elated and want to get everyone you know to watch it, yet you are lost for words on how to describe it and possibly wondering whether their take of this film will be as rewarding to them as it was to you. Because in reality this film is merely but an emotional journey and whether what happens on the screen makes sense or not is not really important.