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IO (Netflix Sci-Fi) - Anthony Mackie (18/01)

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“Scientists predicted what would happen – but it was too late.” That’s the sound of Netflix getting its dystopian sci-fi on for a new drama, IO.

Starring Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, and Danny Huston, the film follows Sam, one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth. A young scientist, she’s dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah. She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.

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Hmm.  The Titan and now IO.  That's some escalation in stupid 'we have to leave the Earth' plans from Netflix. Where next, the fucking Sun?  :rolleyes:

 

 

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I did not enjoy IO.  It was a good idea but the budget was far too low. The acting was fairly sketchy in places and scenes dragged, I was always waiting for something to happen or the movie to get going and it just didn't. I also thought it was trying too hard to be arty.

 

meh/10

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This was shit. It immediately addresses the "lol what a stupid idea to go to Io" nerd anger, which was good, but then fucks it all up and a terribly dull premise with an awful resolution.

 

My wife and kid liked it, though. 

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2 hours ago, Pelekophoros said:

It immediately addresses the "lol what a stupid idea to go to Io" nerd anger, which was good

 

It really wasn't. If a giant spaceship harvesting geothermal energy is humanity's plan to save the planet we deserve extinction. :rolleyes:

 

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This is the weirdest film. It plays out like the audience are supposed to be hanging on every word, but it has an entirely insipid uninteresting script, zero flair or atmosphere, no chemistry and no subtext. Perhaps I'm entirely off the writer/directors wavelength but he didn't seem to be saying anything whatsoever beyond the most surface of exchanges between two cliché characters. It's got all the dramatic heft and impact of a Fairy Liquid advert but seems to think it's an Oscar contender. Bizarre and very boring - not a fun failure, and definitely not a guilty pleasure. Avoid.

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