Category Sci-fi

Mortal

Endowed with dangerous powers that he cannot control, Eric wanders alone in the vastness of the Norwegian forests. Following a tragic combination of circumstances in a small town, the young man of American origin finds himself chased by the authorities. Supported by a psychologist on the run, he tries to master and understand the extraordinary nature of his gifts … With his American experiences (“The Jane Doe Identity” and “Scary Stories”), André Øvredal returns to put his camera on his native lands! In his baggage from across the Atlantic, the director revealed by the brilliant “Troll Hunter” brought back, in addition to the English language, the American actor Nat Wolff in order to offer him the title role of this “Torden” (” Mortal “internationally), a return to roots inevitably awaited at the turn … You might as well go there frankly, if you like the often intriguing biases of the filmmaker, the first part of” Mortal “may well serve as a sacred cold shower. The silent introduction of the film where we follow the suffering of his hero lost in the middle of the forest may well arouse our curiosity, when he comes into contact with civilization, “Mortal” dangerously begins to look like any other. lambda adaptation of a bestseller of young adult literature. Admittedly, the magnificent Nordic landscapes and a more intimate European approach will quickly want to place the beginnings of this story in a more realistic setting and a much darker tone than all the mainstream productions of this ilk but, basically, that does not prevent not the film to review the most stereotypical situations of the genre. For a spectator prowled in all these springs, it is thus quickly complicated to become fully involved in the umpteenth destiny of a young man tortured by the power of his superpowers and seeking to escape a world which is obviously not prepared to accept his difference (Nat Wolff’s lack of thickness in the role doesn’t help), hard to believe in the prefabricated birth of feelings between him and the only female character his age put in his way, hard to perceive a real danger around two threats (one on a personal level, the other more global) with basic developments and uniquely designed to serve the evolution of their extraordinary opponent when the time comes … Ultimately, despite a style European more supported, nothing ever seems to succeed in diverting “Mortal” from a course that we know is ultra-marked, even its most spectacular scenes do not really make us fall backwards … However, halfway through course, André Øvredal’s paw will try to turn things around with the introduction of a certain folklore to explain the origin of the hero’s powers. By certain visions gradually revealed to the spectator, the mystery will not really be one (we will also have a kind of “course for dummies” in the matter in order to explain it well thanks to a secondary character) but, as Throughout his filmography, Øvredal’s rather incredible ability to awaken our fascination with the legends he seizes will once again show itself brilliantly to finally give relief to “Mortal”. A few pertinent questions about the place of such a being in our world first emerge (they are touched upon if not deepened), then, as the character of Nat Wolff gets closer to the foundations of its identity, the film will find a real new impetus that can only captivate by the magnitude of what is suddenly updated...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Released in April 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ends with several post-credits scenes, a tradition at Marvel. If these sequences are sometimes quite anecdotal, even useless, those of the Guardians have the merit of questioning us, in particular on the characters that we will see in the continuation of the MCU...

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The Midnight Sky

In the Arctic, Augustine, an aging astronomer survived a mysterious cataclysm...

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The Old Guard

A tight-knit band of immortal mercenaries, led by the fearsome Andy, have fought for centuries to protect humans. But as the group embark on a most perilous mission, their extraordinary powers are suddenly revealed. It is then that Andy and Nile, the last soldier to join the team, must do everything to neutralize their enemies...

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Black Box

Mamoudou Athie plays a widowed father suffering from blackouts following an accident. To cure it, he undertakes to undergo a unique treatment: thanks to a virtual reality device, he is transported to his subconscious. This kind of hypnosis 2...

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The Division

Change of tune for Ubisoft! The video game studio will now team up with Netflix to fund the adaptation of The Division starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. The blockbuster will therefore be a “direct-to-Netflix” in France. Scheduled to be directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2), the film will be written by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

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Wendy

Lost on a mysterious island where age and time no longer have an effect, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom and keep the jovial spirit of her youth in the face of the mortal danger of growing up...

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Blood Machines

BLOOD MACHINES follows two space hunters who track down a machine trying to break free. After slaughtering her, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the specter of a young woman tears itself from the mechanical carcass as if it had a soul...

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Scanners

Cameron Vale is a telepath who lives on the margins of society. Spotted by ConSec, a secret society that conducts research on these types of individuals called “scanners”, he learns from Doctor Ruth to harness his power...

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Light of my Life

In the near future where the female population has been eradicated, a father tries to protect Rag, his only daughter, miraculously spared. In this brutal world dominated by primary instincts, survival requires strict discipline, made of permanent flight and subterfuge...

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