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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Things to Come

    After the rollicking open sequence this technically stupendous effort resolves into a kind of foresighted stasis perhaps too aware of the monumental task of trying to both prophecise - fairly accurately on material grounds if not it’s Utopian concerns (based on current trends) - and engage a mass audience. Nevertheless the audacity is laudable; Bliss’s score a rightful gem.

  2. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Things to Come

    A realistic and terrifying opening of a film that shows major destruction and bombing with the killing of men, women and children. The film is also full of extravagant sets, gorgeous details and the cinematography is strong, but there is not much room for human emotions except for some rallying speeches and philosophic comments which make this a 30's blockbuster extravaganza to be honest.

  3. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Things to Come

    "Which shall it be?" War, plague, power, utopia, and the title that says it all when Wells adapted his little story to the big screen at the time he was around. Still effective today as it was then, amazing futuristic production designs & great acting fill in a film that starts out as a war film but then turns into sci-fi.

  4. Ryan Theodores's rating of the film Things to Come

    A talkie-watch, elevator tubes, and one guy has a flying car. The most interesting future elements were the destruction of tobacco and the typography of instrumentation.

  5. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Things to Come

  6. SpacePirate's rating of the film Things to Come

    I dont understand the bashing of this film on here. Menzies was a genius, and this is easily top 5 sci fi of all time. As good as Metropolis

  7. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Things to Come

    I was blown away by the foresight that was put into this picture, predicting everything from the London blitz to flat screen TVs. It’s also rather smart and captivating science fiction, with big bold ideas and set pieces and scale to match. The imagery is often haunting, and the events depicted are sometimes truly chilling in a surprisingly real way. Effective on most accounts.

  8. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Things to Come

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Things to Come

    Clunky acting, but this film is SO COOL!!!!

  10. Clayton Wong's rating of the film Things to Come

    Gorgeous set and costume design, but horribly dull. Shame.

  11. Layse Ventura's rating of the film Things to Come

    Apaixonante desde o início.

  12. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Things to Come

    ★★★ for its era, almost prophetic.

  13. Charles Coleman's rating of the film Things to Come

    Beautiful sets, innovative special effects, and a few good digs at the society's military complex. But overall, the movie was an incoherent mess. All the actors were poor, nothing redeeming at all about the movie beyond the special effects.

  14. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Things to Come

    Science fiction films are tailored made for ideas and visual wonder and this film certainly provides plenty of both. It's strongest asset is its production design which is phenomenal. But unlike the superior Metropolis this visual lecture has little-to-no character development, only adequate performances (except Massey), & an unneeded subplot of bourgeois revolution. It's visionary but not quite a masterpiece.

  15. lauli's rating of the film Things to Come

    Even if the story doesn't hold that much, and there is a lot of "preachy idealism" involved, I think this film is visually compelling and impeccably executed considering the time when it was made. And the opening sequence is a masterpiece.

  16. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Things to Come

    Interesting, but somewhat uninvolving adaptation of H.G. Wells' prophetic opus. Menzies crafts an impressive visual spectacle, especially considering when it was made. But a number of intriguing ideas aside, the bland characters are just devices for pushing forward a plot that's more concerned with preachy idealism than compelling storytelling. But still, a fascinating classic for science-fiction fans.

  17. Posterocalypse's rating of the film Things to Come

    The last third of this film is simply stunning. Can't believe this was done in 1936!