A curious film this one. At no point does it really explain what’s going on – which gives it quite a magical realist feel. At one point, all the strange goings-on seem like metaphors describing the boyfriend and girlfriend breaking up. Then it seems a film about youth alienation. Then a film about our place in the universe. I’m not sure if it is more confusing than confused or more confused than confusing. A bit of both maybe. For all that, it just about hangs together in ‘real’ terms. There are creepy aliens and cyborgs, and of course a government conspiracy. The ending actually brings a lot of it together (not so well that it doesn’t leave you wondering, but there is a sense of resolution). It’s a challenging film, I think that’s the fairest description. I can absolutely see why it has such a bad overall score on Netflix (1.5 stars out of 5), but I think it deserves a bit more credit. Definitely for those who like films in the vogue of Transcendence. So it’s a 6.5 out of 10 from me.
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