This film’s particularly clever and novel conceit
Never feels like a gimmicky cheat.
Storytelling skills: immense.
Constantly riveting and intense.
Genuinely engaging. The tensions’s edge-of-your-seat.
Like a latter-day L.B. Jeffries, Randal’s looking
(From apartment prison) at what the neighbours have cooking.
Dumisa delivers such dread
And then more tension ahead.
Despite a few short drags, there’s much here that’s hooking.
So here's a bunch of smart, pretty people in space,
On the ISS (cue co-operating human race).
But these characters had me surprised
At some actions (ill-advised),
In this quite ridiculous, but scary / fun survival-chase.
Snowden: a whistle-blower re NSA-sanctioned toil.
Some see him as a patriot; some as disloyal.
A lifeless film: no new insights learned
In this story of how he's burned
And the ensuing shit-storm of a level most royal.
Interesting core premise that had so much potential
To explore the science and philosophy (existential)
In its story execution.
But the plot (and resolution)
Are a mess (High stakes? Well, they felt inconsequential).
Young Jay loves Rose, and goes searching for her.
He tries to work out: Who's a friend? Who's a cur?
Impressive debut feature for sure:
Fab genre mix, terrific score.
Mendelsohn: great as usual (this time in fur).
Alexander's under the spell a sociopathic pied piper,
Who teaches the skills of both singer and sniper.
While victims are slated for a gurney
It's quite a fascinating journey
As we wonder if Gregori will be exposed as a viper.