This isn’t the most complex story and the delivery could be taken in the wrong light as being too slow but overall the payoff works and the pacing really isn’t so bad. The cast does well to showcase paranoia and the writing is pretty good. Not a must see but worth the time and bowl of popcorn.
I found this movie version confusing and chaotic. I sometimes had the feeling that I was watching a new episode of “Kingsman” for young viewers. I didn’t fully understand the principle of the time bubble and was amazed bout how Artemis could unravel everything so quickly (But yes, extremely intelligent. Right?).
“Proximity” had potential. The film partially redeemed this but then blatantly fails on a completely different level. With a film about alien abduction, there’s one particular expectation wherewith the film stands or falls. And that’s the look of the spacecraft with which those green men fly around.
“El Hoyo” is a bizarre story that leaves you with an oppressive feeling. As the film progresses you realise how awful it is for some in this gray, grim tower. And these abject conditions are also explicitly shown. Suffocation realistic. So expect some bloody and gory images full of excessive violence as well (not suitable for sensitive souls).
“Vivarium” becomes an uncomfortable film. As a viewer, you feel the despair and watch the youthful and lively couple evolve into an apathetic and indifferent duo whose daily routine consists of eating tasteless astronaut food and caring for a bizarre child.
What do their partners think of this pursuit? What are they sacrificing to continue doing this and why?