ABC Film Challenge – Sci-Fi – F- Future World (2018)
Director: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung
Writer: Bruce Thierry Cheung, JeremyCraig Cheung, Jay Davis (Screenplay)
Starring: James Franco, Lucy Liu, Milla Jovovich, Suki Waterhouse, Jeff Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva, Snoog Dogg, Twin Shadow
Plot: A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.
Tagline – Welcome to paradise. It’s closer than you think.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Future world starts as we head to a world where most of the population has been destroyed. With most survivors living in raiders or in small communities. Prince (Wahlberg) is trying to find a cure for her mother Queen (Liu). Which will see him going into this dangerous world. Meeting robotic woman Ash (Waterhouse) who is trying to escape from Warlord (Franco) who is using her as a weapon.
The adventure will take them across the wasteland where Prince will learn who will be someone that could be trusted in this world and who is dangerous.
Thoughts on Future World
Future world is a Mad Max rip off, with the deliberate over-the-top characters that could only thrive in these worlds. The story of an innocent figure travelling it learning the new dangerous. Which is a mix of Prince, the human factor and Ash the robotic factor, both learning as the world unfolds.
This isn’t the most interesting addition to the world we have seen before. Leaving us feeling pretty empty with what is going on. As we have seen it all before, not being given anything original.
Final Thoughts – Future world is a poor rip-off of many wasteland films we have seen before.