Starring: Matt Damon, Christopher Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig
Director: Alexander Payne
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi | 2017
Sigh. What happened to action packed, Jason Bourne, Ass-Kicking Matt Damon? Now all I see him in are boring as hell movies that don't have much of a plot, but more of a moral of the story type film. Downsizing is interesting enough to have merit, but so completely boring as the movie progresses at such a slow rate.
Purpose of the story: downsizing is a medial treatment that makes you smaller. Benefits: you are richer, you are saving the environment, you can retire. Cons: your wife is selfish and doesn't want to be small with you, and since it's a non-reversible treatment you get a divorce and your life is worse than it was before hand. Sad.
I will say, the scientific parts of the film weren't bad to watch. The somewhat explanation of how it worked was cool, but as the character was going through it, I just felt it so strange. After it was over, I found it even more strange that the big people literally used a metal spatula/scraper to get the small bodies off the big tables onto small ones.
Other than the fact that they are small, there's only a few times in the movie where you actually remember that you're watching small people. Everything it so to scale that it's not like you're even watching downsized people anymore. There are still houses and apartments and slums etc.
I just didn't like this movie. It was fairly long and I had other things on my minds that this movie just couldn't take it off of. I'm going to say "Hated it" on this one too... but give it a 1/5 because it's an interesting concept in sci-fi terms. Oh and just a heads up, it's definitely rated R, be ready to see many naked bodies.
Oh and I would love to visit Norway. Lovely scenery in this film.
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