Black Mirror – Metalhead

Director: David Slade

Writer: Charlie Brooker (Screenplay)

Starring: Maxine Peake, Jakes Davies, Clint Dyer

 

Plot: In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts the survive the land full of “dogs”.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Fast Paced Thriller

 

Story: Metalhead starts as we follow a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic Scotland, looking for supplies they run into a dog, a robotic hunter which leaves Bella (Peake) fighting for her life against this relentless killing machine.

 

Thoughts on Metalhead

 

StoryThe story doesn’t have too much to talk about, it is one woman trying to survive from a robotic dog that is relentlessly trying to track her down and kill her. This does keep everything having a fast pace about it, which is a good experience, but strangely just doesn’t feel like a black mirror episode, this could be any run of the mile mini series episode.


Scene of the Episode –
Dog introduction.

That Moment That Annoyed Me –  It doesn’t have the feel of a Black Mirror episode.

Final ThoughtsThis is a fast-paced thriller that does do its best to keep you on edge, it does succeed too, it does however feel like you needed that little bit more world building to care about the battle of Bella and just how many dogs we are likely to come across in this landscape.

 

Overall: Flawed, but entertaining thriller

Rating

 

 

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