#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Writer-director Charlie McDowell returns to Sundance this year with a thriller about a scientist (played by Robert Redford) who uncovers scientific proof that there is indeed an afterlife. His son is portrayed by Jason Segel, who’s not too sure about his father’s “discovery”, and Rooney Mara plays a mystery woman who has her own reasons for wanting to find out more about the afterlife.
Plot: In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor’s son Will, who has arrived at his father’s isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.
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A huge waste of a great idea
Talk about a wasted opportunity.
A fine cast led by the underrated Jason Segal (still doing his best to break out from his How I Met Your Mother persona and delivering a so-so turn when you look back at his role in End of the Tour) and backed up by Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and one of the finest supporting players going around Jason Plemon’s isn’t enough to save Charlie McDowell’s Netflix original Sci-Fi/Drama The Discovery from a disappointing result and ending its runtime as one of the most frustratingly forgettable films in many a moon.
The core idea behind The Discovery, that Redford’s scientist Thomas Harber has discovered evidence of a confirmed afterlife, leading to a world in which the suicide rates have ramped up to epidemic levels with Harber then working on a secret project that looks to record this afterlife for those alive to witness is a fantastic one and an idea that strikes up many a various conversation point but McDowell’s film which ends up being more of an unbelievable romance between Segal’s charisma free Will and Mara’s mumbling and emo Isla than anything else feels unable to make the most of its idea.
Perhaps hampered by budget restraint’s (although this hardly seems to be a problem for Netflix originals these days) or perhaps just a lack of overall vision. The Discovery showcases glimmers of what could be in stall for us whether it’s the oft mentioned suicides, the cult like following Harber has garnered thanks to his work or Will’s and Isla’s investigation into a possible glimpse of the afterlife they have recorded but all these intriguing elements are quickly swept under the rug and while the film’s final reveal makes the journey feel more rewarding than it actually is, you can’t help but escape the feeling The Discovery has short-changed its viewers with a mediocre effort of a far more interesting story.
It’s great seeing Netflix continue to invest in unique and original film properties but The Discovery will be marked down as one of their clear failures and while this intellectual thinking man’s Sci-Fi has moments of greatness, overall this emotionally void experience is one of the dominate companies worst original studio efforts this side of their Sandler “comedies”.
2 bunk beds out of 5
Interesting premise and good acting, then kind of falls apart
I actually started watching this by accident by hitting the wrong button on Netflix, and was intrigued by the premise and seeing craggy old Robert Redford and so I kept watching. Without any spoilers (though maybe you’ve already read some) I thought the basic idea featuring the afterlife was interesting and well-presented. There is a reason why Robert Redford has been a leading man for over 50 years and it’s always a pleasure to see him on screen.
I also thought the supporting actors were very good, a lot of personality came across from each character, I also liked the scenes and cinematography, which in a quiet way set a great backdrop. Suffice it to say I was drawn in, and about a third the way through the movie it sets up something that could be Dr. Frankenstein, or The Sixth Sense, or Jonestown, or some combination.
This unfortunately was the peak of the movie. It had set up a sweet romance between the characters played by Jason Segel and Rooney Mara, and that romance turned saccharine sweet and ended up being the main point of the movie which was a surprise. The whole science / religion / afterlife / from the beyond premise was dropped on the floor and nothing developed from it which was the reason I was watching. I thought there was enough depth to the idea that I wondered if they could wrap it up in an hour, in fact I checked to make sure I wasn’t watching the pilot of a series. But instead they just pulled the plug. At the scene where the plot twisted in this direction I literally rolled my eyes.
Overall an interesting watch but disappointing in the end.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Charlie McDowell
Writer Charlie McDowell, Justin Lader
Actors Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Brian McCarthy, Jason Segel
Production Company Verisimilitude, Netflix, Endgame Entertainment
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Hawk V-Lite and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 416, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses (some scenes)
Laboratory Colorlab Laboratory and Telecine Services, Rockville (MD), USA (film laboratory)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207), CFast 2.0
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format Video (Ultra HD)