Movie Review Fast Colour
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 | Admin
Sci-Fi Drama Thriller
A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.
Director: Julia Hart
Writers: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz
Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint
IMDB User Rating 5.8/10
Purple Crayon on 21 June 2019 gave it 6/10.
Although Julia Hart is inexperienced as a writer and director, the same can not be said for Jordan Horowitz-and I was expecting a lot more than what we received.
The screenplay is pretty much half-baked and needed to stay in the oven a little bit longer. There are many moments in Fast Colour that were just not thought out all the way, leaving the viewer bewildered as to how and when and why things come about within the film. The ending was a complete disappointment-again, this is a screenplay that was not put to the test before going to production.
Metascore (Critics) Rating 6.4/10
IndieWire's Eric Kohn gave it 6.7/10.
Despite some obvious budgetary constraints and irksome plot holes, the movie strives to provide an alternative vision of the superhero narrative tied to the genuine experiences of people learning to come out of their shells and confront a new future for blackness, motherhood, and women taking charge.
A definite mini-series feel to this but as it is a one-off, so many things left unexplained and unanswered.
Good cast, but the lower Budget is well in evidence with some of the effects and cinematography.
Not a bad 90 minutes watch for a lazy afternoon. Mini-Series anyone?
MGN Rating 6/10