CAPTIVE STATE review

CAPTIVE STATE potentially had an interesting story to tell, but it fails due to poor execution. 

This probably would have been a really great fit as a 10 episode limited series on a streaming platform. The story is just too big for a theatrical length film. It doesn’t have nearly enough time to do the world building required, or spend time with the various characters setting up their motivations, and character arcs. As it is the audience is hammered with chunks of thinly veiled exposition serving one purpose or the other, and the film flows poorly because of it. The filmmakers seem to want to hide this behind cgi science fiction elements that the story frankly would have been better off without. I’m really baffled this didn’t end up going the streaming route, especially with so many platforms looking for original content right now. It would have been a much better fit.

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