Watched 2036 Origin Unknown (2018)

I don’t know what to make of this low budget sciences fiction musing about the tension between humans and artificial intelligence. Visually it’s all a bit seventies practical effects. You can almost see the glue holding the props together. Personally I don’t mind this, it has a certain retro charm, but current audiences might find it a bit pants. The performers do their best with what they have, but are let down by a screenplay that’s a little on the nose. Instead of allowing you to make up your own mind, it’s telling us what to think. Where you should be discovering you’re taken to it. Where you should brushing up against enigma you’re given conclusions. Early films for both writer and director, that are reaching for something more than the usual cowboys in space. Interested to see what’s next from both.

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