An appalling melange of insipid disaster drama and implausible romance with a bit of dystopian satire thrown in. This is a crass cash-in meant to prey on our pandemic anxieties, not grapple with them.
As a piece of craft, this is a smack in the face to Hollywood’s bloated blockbusters. As a piece of pulp, it brings a sharp, smart feminist twist to familiar tropes of cinematic paranoia.
Audacious, outrageous, bleakly funny. Not since Charlie Chaplin sent up Hitler and invited us to laugh at terrible reality has there been a movie like this.
Sees no need to engage metaphor or dispense with cliché, so when you haven’t seen it before, you can’t believe what you’re seeing. And not in a good way.
Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer.
While many people would likely agree that films such as 1984 and Brazil are horrifying depictions of police states — and they are — relatively few people seem bothered by the realities we’re living with today…
Once in a while a film comes along that demonstrates how pig-headedly sexist Hollywood is when it comes to ignoring female perspectives.
Kirsten Dunst says “kind of like an accessible Brazil.” Brazil isn’t accessible? *facepalm*
What movie milieu would you like to interact with on a gaming level? What movies feature settings and action that would be appropriate to a game? Are there movies that don’t seem obviously like videogames that would work anyway?
It’s like watching Brazil coming true right before our eyes.