THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE ME THAT THE GUY WHO DIRECTED “THE ORPHANAGE,” “THE IMPOSSIBLE” & “A MONSTER CALLS” DIRECTED THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!
I didn’t think it was possible that this could be worse than the last one and it somehow found a way.
Faithfully re-creates the look and attitude of the time with two dynamite (If sometimes a tad too explosive) performances from Chloe Webb and Gary Oldman. Not as interconnected of a story as I would’ve liked but the celebration of punk rock and doomed love leaves this film chaotic and all over the place, just as the music intended.
UPGRADE starts off very rough in its first 30 minutes with awful dialogue & acting (Which never really gets that much better to be honest) but then manages to upgrade (Yup I said it), embracing its campiness, delivering a midnight B-level film that engages as much as it bewilders. Tom Hardy was pretty good in this I must say.
ANNIHILATION is the kind of bold & visually spectacular sci-fi that we cinephiles sometimes only dream about. Those dreams manifest in both beautiful & nightmarish ways here. Backed by a female led cast & filled with unforgettable moments, Writer/Director Alex Garland officially avoids the sophomore slump!
I almost could feel myself slowly drifting into insanity while watching this movie! That’s how much it messed with my mind. If the story & visuals don’t trip you up, just wait until you see the closing credits. Speechless. What a truly awesome experience! No actual drugs required!!