Tauranga author and reviewer Nick Scott’s been at the movies at the Rialto in Downtown Tauranga. Nick saw “Chaos Walking” and says …”this was a movie I had to watch…A sci-fi film with no connection to Star Wars!”
Chaos Walking turned out to be great and the first truly original film I have seen in the last year.
I kept on looking for a reference to some other film but, no, it was all very new. The narrative begins with a spaceship crashing on a planet and while it was filmed somewhere on earth the rest is unique. Just who is the survivor from the spaceship? Who lives on the planet?
Some may complain there are no big themes or messages in the film. It’s not that kind of film. Nor is it as shallow as Star Wars!.
The acting is good especially the female lead character. The location and setting were another pleasant surprise looking alien enough to be a far off world but similar enough for us to believe what we need to believe to make the story work.
There are no huge amounts of computer generated imagery o transport us far, far away. It wasn’t needed as the story is so well written. I think the script is excellent . And, there some moments of humour.
So why should go and see this Chaos Walking: A better questio would be why not? Tickets for all the movies at the Rialto in Downtown Tauranga are only $10 at all times,
I would recommend you go and see it. Movies like this do not come along very often.
Nick Scott Nick Scott has a B.A from The University of Waikato where he studied film under Sam Edwards. Nick has retained a keen interest in cinema. He studied Te Reo Maori at Te Wananga O Aotearoa part-time for 3 years and then from 2014 to 2016 Nick collaborated in writing “The Traveller’s guide to Maori Place Names”. Nick is a regular Film Reviewer on ARTbop. Nick has received occasional tickets from the wonderful Rialto Cinema in Downtown Tauranga!