#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome ( Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning) fends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.
Plot: In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter’s boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
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A post-apocalyptic Western
The plot: After a catastrophic drought, a man and his two teenaged children attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic society.
I wanted to like this more than I did. Everything about it seems like it would appeal to me. The problem is that I got a bit bored during a few slower parts of the film as I waited for the predictable plot to catch up to where I knew it was going. That’s not a deal-breaker, but the scenes were telegraphed rather overtly early on, and anyone who’s familiar with this sort of story can probably predict most of the film after twenty minutes. That said, it successfully avoided several annoying clichés in post-apocalyptic films: cannibals, biker gangs, raping all the female characters, and characters who do more yelling than talking. I was glad to see a post-apocalyptic film that was more concerned with characters than gratuitous elements such as these. Don’t get me wrong: I love gratuitous exploitation films, but it’s nice to have something a bit more restrained every now and then.
I would hesitate to truly recommend this film to fans of post-apocalyptic science fiction. There’s certainly much to enjoy if you’re starved for good entries in that genre, but it’s nowhere near as good as The Road, which was a near-masterpiece. Certainly, the mood and atmosphere of that film was missing, and if you’re looking for a truly bleak and depressing story, you won’t find it here. This is a more traditional Western story in which a family survives in a near-lawless frontier. If you’re more a fan of Westerns than post-apocalyptic films, then I can see how you might enjoy this more than I did. Even so, I think that you’d be better served by watching old Sergio Leone films. You won’t get robotic mules, but you’ll get much better cinematography and pacing. I can’t remember a time when I was ever bored in a Leone film.
very neat character study set in a scarily likely realistic near-future
I really enjoyed this one and was disappointed to see the poor reviews this movie received. Not a profoundly life changing flick, but a very neat character study set in a scarily likely realistic near-future (hello California!). I thought it was very well set from the perceptive of the teen aged son and it didn’t overload the audience with too much detail of how the world (or maybe just that part of the world) came to be way it is…I did find the role of the daughter to be pretty underwhelming; as a symbol/archetype she is effective (angry teen, angsty wife)- but there’s not much of a personality happening there besides that (angry teen, angsty wife). Michael Shannon is terrific here – no surprise — I only wish there there was more of his dust-covered mug. He fanatically captures the beaten-down paternal figure and a man who has been beaten down by circumstances. Nick Hoult is also terrific — I want to know if those shots of his gorgeous blue eyes were cgi — hopefully not. Boy, can that guy emote — even in a western-style flick like this, he really shows the regret that a man can feel…and a perfect American accent too! Overall a very good movie — a neat character study within a a dystopian yet very realistic near future setting…recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Western
Director Jake Paltrow
Writer Jake Paltrow
Actors Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Country South Africa, Ireland, USA
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Spier Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory The Film Lab, Africa
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema