– an opinion with spoilers
Directed by George Clooney. With George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall. This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Source: The Midnight Sky (2020) – IMDb
A messy script, or were scenes added to satisfy a test audience?
29 December 2020
MANY SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue reading “The Midnight Sky (2020)”
Directed by Guy Moshe. With Juliet Aubrey, Anna Brewster, Gabrielle Cassi, James D’Arcy. A fatal ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a world where the toxicity of the sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime.
Source: 001LithiumX (2020) – IMDb
Deadly pacing, but BRILLIANT script reminiscent of PKD!
25 September 2020
This is a GOOD manuscript. And one of the most lonely, up-to-date depictions of modern online society, just taken to future extremes. Also reminiscent of Philip K Dick
Problems #1, 2,, 3 and 4 are Continue reading “001LithiumX (aka. LX2048) (2020)”
Directed by Matthew Charles Santoro. With Ron Eldard, Jordan Danger, Colm Feore, Austin Stowell. When the Universe decides what it wants, it’s pointless to resist. With his family’s life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.
Source: Higher Power (2018) – IMDb
A script coach next will get you so much farther.
24 October 2018
The problem all the way through is where the “right gene” comes from and why THAT is important. Everything builds on that, from the original story to the acting to the rather spectacular and inventive SFX, which causes suspension of disbelief to NOT set it. Too bad. The $500.000 invested in this could have come to so much better use, if $5000 more was spent on a script coach with the good sense to permit an original story.
6/10 for all the good effort. I believe it could have earned 8/10 with a tiny origin story, how ever preposterous or mysterious.