TL;DR – A film about wanting to grow up but when you are not mature as you think you are to navigate your way through it.
Score – 3 out of 5 stars
Warning – There is extensive use of Strobe Lighting.
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Today we review a very interesting film from a first time future director,
which you would not know was his first feature unless you were told because it
is at a much higher standard than you would expect. It explores coming of age
in a realm of digital technologies that can bring people into certain worlds
well before they are ready. It is a film that hits many emotions from joy to
dark foreboding as it goes on.
So to set the scene, Sequin (Conor Leach) is a 16-year-old that spends his days
in school and at night he uses an anonymous hook-up-app to meet up with men.
While his dad (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor) is supportive he does not know the full
extent of what is going on. All of this lead to potential disaster when one of
his hookups B (Ed Wightman) leads him into a world he is not ready for and then
it all spirals out from there.
TL;DR – Today we find yet
another side of life on Moclus, and it’s
not great, to be honest.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Well, tonight’s episode of The Orville was an interesting one because it was an episode full of
contradictions. It is an episode trying to shine the light of prejudice, but in
a really ham-fisted way, but then it works when it really shouldn’t. It also contrasts this really serious storyline with a
really silly one, and still all works.
So to set the scene, the USS Orville is
preparing itself for a long-term mission into unexplored space by returning to Moclus to get a deflector upgrade. This
involves a Moclan engineer Locar (Kevin Daniels) coming on-board to assist,
which is a bit awkward because he is Bortus’ (Peter Macon) ex. While this is
going on Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) realises in a conversation with Cassius (Chris
Johnson) that they both want different things out of the relationship, so she
decided to end it, which does not go over well. This is all before Locar reveals a secret that rocks the ship to
the core, and may have set in motion something uncontrollable. Now from here,
we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.