Runtime: 108 minutes
Directed by: Alex Garland
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
Note: This film is available on Now TV at the time of this review.
It has an intriguing start, throwing you in the deep end, not telling you a thing and I was like, Oooooh, what’s happening?!!
Early one, even though nothing ‘bad’ has happened, I was fill with a sense of unease and thinking, Oh no, something bad’s going to happen at the end of all this. It had done well to build tension from the start.
The film is absolutely fascinating and I wish I’d have been able to see it in the cinema. I think the full effect of the big screen would have been amazing. You’re not going to get big, bang, thrilling action. This film creeps up on you insidiously. Something is wrong and it is not until the very, very end that you find closure on this.
Imagine me shocked when I discovered they made this film in just six weeks on a budget of $15 million.
The three main actors…WOW. All three were stunningly brilliant and I couldn’t say one surpasses the other. I mean, I’m not surprised. I know all three of these actors and love them.
But, I have to mention Alicia Vikander specifically because her portrayal of Ava was awe inspiring. I recently saw her in The Danish girl and she’d been my favourite in that. She’s an actress I’ll watch out for from now on. Domhnall Gleeson was also brilliant. I was completely captivated by their performances.
And that ending. It took my breath away!! The music further helped to get my heart racing and amped the tension throughout not just at the end.
To sum up, What an ending, Makes you think, Stunning acting
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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