Thursday, 6 November 2014
I am a sucker for authentic visualisations of a dystopian future. As a movie the Young Ones was a interesting time waster. The future is presented to the viewer in small bites and it is not until the final reel you really get a look at the world. Character development is sparse, the director assumes you know these people. Its Jake Patltrow's third motion picture. He has also directed a year of Boardwalk Empire, another name to look for in the future. Micheal Shannon best known for Boardwalk Empire shares the staring role with Nickolas Holt and Kodi Smit-McPhee (is an Australian actor known for his roles as The Boy in The Road, Owen in Let Me In, and Alexander in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.) Kodi in particular puts in a superb performance. He is going to be a major star.The other star of the movie is a mechanical burro. What sunk in days later is just how realistic this movie could be. Rotten Tomatoes hated it. I liked it.
Three point two stars