On this episode of The Global Film Podcast, Editor-In-Chief and Host Diego Andaluz reviews Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking. Joined by contributors Andrew Salazar (Discussing Film), Nguyen Le (The Houston Chronicle), and Josie Marie (Film Posers), they discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights.
In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious young woman who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by The Noise – a force that puts all of their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened, and as Todd vows to protect her, he must discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
Chaos Walking is surprisingly fine! Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley deliver solid performances that help overcome clumsy storytelling that would’ve benefitted from a longer runtime to flesh out the world around them, resulting in a competent blockbuster that old fans of the YA genre will truly appreciate– Diego Andaluz
Chaos Walking is directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) & Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and comes to theaters on March 5th. Listen to our review below at the 1-minute mark or here on your preferred podcast platform.
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