What a sad Movie. What a sad, sad movie. It's tale of three friends - a boy and two girls, in an alternate future where they're basically farmed for their organs.
They don't know this, at first, but as time goes on more is revealed. We watch them grow, and fall in love, and follow their feelings, and have their fleeting moments, and the world that surrounds them that's so normal and yet so... bizarre. In the end they look back at their lives, and reminisce, and remember, and pursue a hope even they probably know is only that. All the while I want them to run, and flee their fate - like they usually do in these kinds of movies, but I guess the action movies I usually watch with similarly twisted alternative sci-fi timelines aren't really like this. Whereas they focus on the action, this one focuses on emotion, and where any action hero would make a run for it - these are regular people, who may not embrace their futures, but cope, and learn to accept it. Maybe they were schooled too well.
It's not an unthinkable future, is it? Easy to say we'd never go so far, but we always seem to go further than we thought we would. Then we look back and realize what we've done. With the world. With ourselves. The world might look ideal, but it's all but, and surely it's an intentional contrast in this movie. The operations. The slow deaths.
It's all beautifully filmed, and enacted - the adults by Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley, but at the same time it feels empty, like entropy. It's one of those movies that leave a lasting impression, but not one I'm happy to have. Some leave a mark, some leave a scar - and this was definitely the latter.rated 4/5: fo shizzle