Director: Chino Moya
Writer: Chino Moya (Screenplay)
Starring: Johann Myers, Geza Rohrig, Michael Gould, Hayley Carmichael, Ned Dennehy, Tanya Reynolds
Plot: An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline – a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Undergods starts as we meet K (Myers) and Z (Rohrig) who collect dead bodies in an apocalypse filled world, here to pass the time, they look to tell each other stories of a life before the apocalypse, which will take us to three main stories.
The first follows a neighbour that turns up at door, which will see a life spiral out of control. The second is about an inventor that is desperately trying to get his inventions backing, while the third see Dominic (Rawlins) life turned upside down when his wife Rachel’s (Dickie) ex-husband reappear after 15-years.
Thoughts on Undergods
Thoughts – Undergods takes us into the world of short stories, with each story having an interesting concept for sure, but sadly it does take us away from what is the most appealing part of the film, learning more about K and Z’s roles in the post-apocalyptic world. This world looks haunting and you just want to learn more about what is going on with their role, we only get the fleeting glances, which is a giant disappointment, as the three stories we learn about could easily have been extended versions along the lines of a Black Mirror for mystery. This is a movie that is filled with more potential that it gives us, which will only end up leaving us feeling flat by the end of the film, just wanting more from everything we see.
Undergods will be in UK Cinemas & on Digital Download from 17th May
Final Thoughts – Undergods is a film that is filled with so many interesting ideas that just don’t get explored enough.