Not the complete train wreck that I was expecting but I also don't know why this exists. Nothing really happens, and the characters are largely unlikeable. The film tries to do something a bit different with the 'villain' but this only made the story anticlimactic.
It's better than the theatrical version, but it's also more than twice the length of that release so it should improve on some of the weak areas. That said, I found it difficult to care.
I'm happy people have got a film they were excited for years ago but I'll be glad if the story never continues on from here.
I had never heard of this, and probably for good reason.
It had a lot of promise mainly due to the cast, but it lacks direction. Poulter's character is so bereft of individual motivation that the film chugs along until it's unsatisfying dismal ending.
There are a couple of interesting characters but they feature sporadically and are built on some form of bohemian student ideal set in London. Kids in Love is promoted as young adults living their life in…
Imagine a world where every film released had a setting similar to Blade Runner. A futuristic cityscape dripping with gorgeous neon lighting. However because of those films now being everywhere the sight of such a setting fails to mesmerise and instead you ask yourself 'what's the point?'
Mute is that example. It at times looks great but behind it all is an uninteresting set of characters, dragged out ending and a poorly paced plot.
The film could have been set in a village in Yorkshire and I don't think it would have mattered one single bit.