Cast: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia
Director: Dean Devlin
Producers: David Ellison, Dean Devlin, Dana Goldberg
Production company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Skydance Media
Music director: Lorne Balfe
Cinematographer: Roberto Schaefer
Editors: Ron Rosen, Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua
Release date: 27-10-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 49mins
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Gerard Butler with a team of scientists from various countries builds a space ship named ‘Dutch Boy’ due to a series of natural disasters across the world. What happens after this situation forms the remaining story.
Apart from the destruction side, the plot which outcomes in the progression makes it quite interesting. Screenplay is decent, it never deviates from the core and hence the engaging factor is present. Dialogues are tidy and apt to the situations. Gerard Butler’s role is good and he justifies it completely. The bro-bonding between him and Jim Sturgess creates an impact at the end. Other supporting artists have also got proper characterizations and have done well. Twist before the climax are solid and the cause for that is also convincing. Dean Devlin’s direction is neat and manages to pull-off this as a watchable outing. Lorne Balfe’s background music is meaty, sticks to the scene’s core. Editors have worked perfectly to bring out the flow in a neat way, the cuts they’ve given matches the genre well. Sounds are in the elite quality, be it both mixing or editing. Sentiments have handled in a meaty way, so the impact is quite strong. Climax ends with a correct justification to all the issues taking place.
The backdrop is world destruction, it is a much seen one and so the boredom peeps out at few places. There’s nothing new in the film to watch it with at most interest. Visual is the most important factor in a world destruction film, unfortunately this product fails to indulge a satisfying visual experience. Roberto’s cinematography is average mainly due to the camera quality, it was quite dull throughout. VFX is also monotonous in most of the places, thus the flow happening doesn’t seem to be real. The movie moves in a predictable way, also may be the production value being less, the experience gives a mixed feel overall. Few instances doesn’t show an important moment happened in the gap. Few sentiments leaves out with melodrama, and that too coming in an important situation towards the end is somewhat unbearable. Also during the progression, few same genre movies came to mind like 2012, etc.
Forget the logic, also has many flaws, yet a watchable world destruction entertainer on the whole.
Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.