Chaos Walking 2021 is a film where you can hear everyone’s thoughts. it’s a series of events, that have no real connection with each other.
Chaos Walking Movie Cast
|Daisy Ridley – Viola||Doug Liman – Director|
|Tom Holland – Todd||Patrick Ness – Screenwriter|
|Mads Mikkelsen – Mayor Prentiss||Christopher Ford – Screenwriter|
|Demián Bichir – Ben||Doug Davison – Producer|
|Cynthia Erivo – Hildy||Allison Shearmur – Producer|
|Nick Jonas – Davy Prentiss Jr.||Erwin Stoff – Producer|
|Ray McKinnon – Matthew||Alison Winter – Producer|
|Kurt Sutter – Cillian||Ray Angelic – Executive Producer|
|David Oyelowo – Aaron||Erik Feig -Executive Producer|
Chaos Walking Movie Review
Chaos Walking was directed by Doug Lyman and stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, and was shot in 2017 and then 2 years later in 2019 they did reshoots and now it’s coming out in 2021.
So the film hasn’t exactly had the easiest route to release. The film takes place in a dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of images words and sounds called Noise.
I first heard about this movie because Charlie Kaufman wrote one of the earliest drafts and apparently it’s been changed so many times that he’s not even credited as producer-writer nothing. He was just involved at one point and so naturally I was interested to see what he was coming up with.
I highly doubt it was anything that’s in the movie that we got through. Maybe a few lines here and there, but I’m just not seeing him writing this one.
At least based off what I saw, because this is 1 of the messiest movies I’ve seen in a long time. It feels like there’s really no structure to this movie.
And if this film is the result of reshoots that fixed whatever it was, I can’t imagine what it was before. Because the film really doesn’t feel like it has much of the structure.
Daisy Ridley’s character crash lands in this New World, which apparently is not earth. Tom Holland’s character who’s walking around with this misty foggy bubble, that sometimes appears around his head with his thoughts just being heard by everyone including images and impulses and everything that he might ever think.
And when people discovered that Daisy Ridley has a path of this planet Mads Mikkelsen the mayor of this town begins to hance Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland as they are on the run trying to flee from this guy who I guess would really like to get to her pathway off this planet.
Because she has the ability to call some people who could maybe come down and take them to someplace else. I don’t know, it’s a strange motivation.
As I was watching the movie that was one of my biggest questions, it’s a film where you can hear everyone’s thoughts. But you don’t know anybody.
It’s a film where the characters are mostly on the run the whole time, but you don’t really know why.
You understand that the villain has a goal of getting to a ship that could maybe call another ship, but then what you know like what’s he is gonna do next, convince the ship that comes that he should be taken and all these other people at gun points. It’s just a strange strange story and never once did I feel invested in it.
It’s a story that feels like it restarts every 25 minutes. Like you know what the movie’s about for a while and then becomes about something else and they almost forget what it was about at one point in time.
Daisy Ridley’s character barely speaks for a long time in the film, which really didn’t do any favors for her character either.
And Tom Holland in her in the script the characters are kind of pitted against each other, even though they have to work together, which does a real number on any chemistry potential between the two.
Because they’re supposed to sort of not like each other for a long time and so you have two people who are in the woods running from bad guys who don’t really like each other and don’t really want to talk to each other, and you’re not really sure why the bad guys are following them, because you can’t really follow the logic of their plan, nor can you follow the logic of the heroes plan except don’t die and so you really have a hard time getting invested in that.
It doesn’t feel like the scenes be billed to the next scene. It doesn’t feel like a logical progression of events. It just feels like a series of events, that have no real connection with each other.
And the film does take some stabs at humor, the fact that Tom Holland occasionally imagines romantic things with Daisy Ridley’s character and can’t keep her from saying that because they’re in his head.
There are occasional moments of the film that goes for comedy but there are a lot of missed opportunities. Like for instance, one of them could have gotten a song stuck in their head and it just keeps playing at a period of times in there trying to figure out what the song is.
And that could have made them bond a little bit because maybe the other person remembers what the song is. There’s just a lot of opportunities and they didn’t really explore when it comes to what you could do if you have the ability to generate actual images from your thoughts.
They use them in certain ways, but usually just through combat or through deception. And sometimes it was interesting. The concept behind this movie is interesting. It’s just that they kind of threw a bunch of boring people into the concept.
When you have Mads Mikkelsen that Mads Mikkelsen likes the greatest gift to acting that’s ever been given, and Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley all in the same movie, and it’s just like something is wrong.
I’m going to give Chaos Walking movie a D-plus.
I think there are going to be a lot of people who enjoy watching this movie, but I just took nothing from it. It didn’t impact me in the slightest. There were so many moments that were supposed to be powerful that meant nothing to me.
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