I am a writer that will try to impart to you a entertaining story I hope that you will enjoy.
Whats good about this movie? Don't worry I will get there Padawan.
Okay, so like I mentioned above. They did a excellent job with the special effects, The characters, building the world of the future and how bleak and dangerous it is. Not only that, but they really get you invested in it with some plot twists which I wont spoil for you here. The movie is also funny in certain spots which help alleviate the tension that the movie builds.
I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes action or semi scary movies.
Minor plot holes that I noticed, plus some call outs to the film.
- I like the science in this film, the way they filter out who can be sent and who cant really makes you feel for the people who get drafted.
- They mention the main characters death a few times, but don't mention it again or after the end of the film. I was really hoping for the film to come back around to that again and resolve that but it didn't. Small thing but still.
- The weapons are legit and you can tell that a lot of the actors had to get weapons training to be believable during the film.
- lastly, at the end. I wont spoil it, but someone shows up at the end to just say a line and it really doesn't make sense with how it happened, it caught all of us off guard.
I would give this movie a solid 8/10. I wont give it full marks, only because of the plot holes in the film. That being said, I really enjoyed this film and the pacing that they had for it. The White Spikes are supremely terrifying and they did a good job of building the tension before they actually clashed.
Not only that, the emotional aspects of the film really get to you. I feel like a lot of people would be like " oh, that's not that scary." Or " its not that heart wrenching man" But as a rebuttal I would say that to truly enjoy a movie you need to put yourself in the main characters shoes and try to feel what they feel. In that case, this film made that rather easy to do and for that I commend them.
I would really recommend this film, you can find it on Amazon Prime. So grab some popcorn and some soda and enjoy!