Writer: Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto (Screenplay)
Starring: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt, Michael Hogan, Steve Burgess
Plot: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.
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Verdict: Slow Thriller
Story: Air starts in the future when the world has gone through a war, the remaining people live in a bunker in sleep chambers, engineers Bauer (Reedus) and Cartwright (Hounsou) both awaken on a routine cycle to check the equipment before returning to their chambers, but when a fire causes them to lose one of their chambers, they must work together with the resources they have because in 2 hours their air supply runs out.
As the clock ticks down the two must face moral decisions which involve risks to the fellow the sleepers in their bunker but finding a way for them both to get back to sleep is the most important part and any means necessary.
Thoughts on Air
Characters – Bauer seems to be the most resourceful of the two technicians in the chamber, he plays things safe and makes sure he knows the damage of any effect the men do. Cartwright seems to be the one who is about to lose his mind, he has visions of his wife who makes him make the decisions he does. While it could be argued these two men are meant to be considered the lower lives of the selected neither of them is made out to be the good guy while both find themselves making bad decisions through the film.
Story – The story should work, we have the world ending with the only survivors in sleeping pods with two technicians watching over them every so many months or years. The problems here are clear, we have two unlikable characters who while they do take a step back to solve the problem it does just turn into a mindless battle of who will get the upper hand.
Sci-Fi/Thriller – The sci-fi side of the film comes from idea the world has ended and now the few survivors are underground, we are left wondering how the two men could survive with the only one chamber.
Settings – The film is set within the chamber, it shows the unclear feeling of what is outside and the fear of what is happening with no safety in the chamber.
Final Thoughts – This is a sci-fi film that we have seen before, we have seen better before but we have seen worse too and lacks the pace we need in the film.
Overall: Disappointing thriller.
Opinion Battles Results
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Players – Kim, Drew, Tom
Points – 3
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Points – 7.5
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Closing Date – June 2nd 2018
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Writer: Thomas Hart, Henry Gilroy, Kevin Hopps, Tad Stones, Steve Englehart, Marty Isenberg (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) James Arnold Taylor, Cree Summer, John Mahoney, Jacqueline Obradors, Don Novello, Corey Burton
Plot: Milo and Kida reunite with their friends to investigate strange occurances around the world that seem to have links to the secrets of Atlantis.
Runtime: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
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Verdict: Disney’s Bad Spell
Story: Atlantis: Milo’s Return starts as we see Atlantis has continued to grow after the event of the first film Queen Kida has bough peace to the land with Milo still lives here. The life does seem calm until a new threat comes to the land, one that Milo and Kida must investigate.
When they learn that they are facing a monster from the deep unlike anything they have seen before the Kraken that has powers of mind control, the battle to save Atlantis is on again.
Thoughts on Atlantis: Milo’s Return
Characters – Milo is still the adventurer at heart, returning from Atlantis to explore for other Atlantean weapons which are being used around the world. Kida is now the Queen of Atlantis she wants to see the world and protect it from the ancient powers that her ancestors created which are being used in the real world.
Story – The story brings Milo and his friends into the real world to locate ancient Atlantean weapons that are being used in the real world. the story is designed to be a pilot to a potential television show and you can see this because the film is split into 20 odd minute adventures from different parts of the world, this is weak from Disney because the first film did have a fan base, this will only disappoint them.
Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi – The adventure takes our characters to new location which should be an adventure to enjoy, the problem is that we don’t spend enough time here in each place, the fantasy shows how ancient idea could being new ideas to treasure hunting but mostly feels like a Scooby Doo episode and the sci-fi shows us the new world that came from ancient powers created modern technology.
Settings – The settings take us to new locations which does against what we are expecting with a film about Atlantis.
Animation – The animation quality isn’t on the levels of the Disney movie either which disappoints us throughout.
Final Thoughts – This is a disappointing sequel to the weak Disney movie in the first place, this is sadly just like the pilot to the television show it wants to be.
Overall: Poor sequel Disney