A sci-fi movie on the surface, yet underneath a human story of how love conquers all. This story is told well and its exposition throughout the movie is well done. There are some expansive uses of CG for the panoramic scenes, though this is more to paint the environment more completely. The movie can feel slow at times, but the overall structure unfolds like a many-petaled lotus and all the loose ends are tied up with a positive outcome. A warming film in a bleak landscape.
Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Starring: Tom Cruise
, Morgan Freeman
, Olga Kurylenko
, Andrea Riseborough
, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
, Melissa Leo
, Zoë Bell, Abigail Lowe, Isabelle Lowe, David Madison, John L. Armijo, Fileena Bahris, Joanne Bahris, Andrew Breland, Lisa Raziano