Sunday, May 02, 2021

Was Lionsgate's "Chaos Walking" really "unreleaseable"?


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I don’t do this very often, but I’ll skip a supposedly bad release of a sci-fi movie and let Filmento show why Lionsgate’s “Chaos Walking” is a prototype for “How to Make an Unreleaseable Movie: Anatomy of a Failure”.

The film presents an alien planet where all thoughts can be mind-read and where all the women were killed. (“Children of Men”??) 

Previous Spider Man Tom Holland plays Todd Hewitt, who encounters a girl Viola (Daisy Ridley) who has crash landed on the planet, and, well, needs to be rescued.  The video explains how the script is filled with unrelated ideas and concepts that seem to dead-end. 

The YouTube video calls the film “unreleaseable” but in fact it was released with poor results, but rents for the high price of $19.99 on Amazon Prime.

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