ABC Film Challenge – Sci-Fi – X – LX 2048 (2020)
Director: Guy Moshe
Writer: Guy Moshe (Screenplay)
Starring: Juliet Aubrey, Anna Brewster, Gabrielle Cassi, James D’Arcy, Delroy Lindo
Plot: A fatally ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a world where the toxicity of the sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime.
Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: LX 2048 starts as dying man Adam Bird (D’Arcy) in a world where people don’t leave their homes because of the toxicity of the sun. Is trying to figure out how to support his wife Reena (Brewster) and children once he goes. He believes his company is about to go under after getting stuck in the world of virtual reality instead of the more modern approach of chips.
As Adam looks for a solution he meets the genius creator Donald Stein (Lindo). Who warns him of what the dangers of the new world are. Leaving Adam in a position where he could solve the financial problems coming his way.
Thoughts on LX 2048
LX 2048 is a movie that looks at the idea that the world outside has changed. Leaving us in a position where it isn’t safe to go outside during the day because of the sun. People have moved most of their lives online through virtual reality. We dive into the side effects of become reliant on the virtual world. Instead of real interactions with people. As well as creating a world where people can be replaced with clones after their deaths.
This is a strange world to be taken into, showing us a depressive world that is waiting for a change. The concept of what would happen to someone who knows they will be dying soon. Knowing they could be replaced and wanting to plan for a future which could change instantly.
The film does hold back the special effects, as we never dive into the virtual reality world. Letting it highlight what the real world would look like with people inside the world. James D’Arcy is wonderful in the lead role, carrying the film with his character’s uncertainty about the world. This is a sci-fi film that will give you plenty to think about despite the reality of the world not being shown as big as it truly is.
Final Thoughts – LX 2048 is a captivating sci-fi film that will leave you thinking for days.