Skip to main content

Downsizing (film review)


Film: Downsizing
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: Alexander Payne
Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau
About: A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrBICYM0yM

My Review:
Having seen the trailer I wanted to see this in the cinema when it first came out however unable to do so I finally managed to see it and although it was nothing like what I was expecting I did enjoy it.

The film is about how a man decides to be small and move to a better life with his wife, however when he gets there he ends up alone and having to make friends and learning to love again and finding out who he really is and what really matters to him.

I thought that the trailer for this movie was really misleading and made me have another idea for this film than what it really was. I thought having the idea of being small was great and that it would help to save the environment before it was too late, also showing the technique of getting rid of the hair on the body as well as the teeth I thought made this film more believable in the way of the technique which did impress me. With the main character losing his wife and life as he knew it at the beginning of the movie it was good at showing how sometimes life doesn't go to plan but if you give life a chance and take different opportunities life can give you something great that would never have happened otherwise, showing the audience that it is good to take risks. With the film also showing how the people travelled I thought that this was good at showing how the big and small people interacted with each other however, seemed to be mostly kept separately. With having a freedom fighter as one of the main characters she added a lot of humour to me with how blunt she was and honest which really did make me enjoy her character and want to see more of her throughout the movie.

I did think it was strange how people were automatically rich for becoming small and that life for some still didn't look up which left me rather confused. I also think it would have been good to see more about how life changed people for those who did end up small and more about how they got small to begin with. Finally, with the environment changing I wish that more was shown about the effects and how being small was helping the world which it didn't touch upon at all.

Overall, I think that this film was really good as a drama movie and showing how to take opportunities which arise. I think that this film would be liked by those who like drama movies and those who are a fan of Matt Damon. I don't think that this really has much of a sci-fi element at all so for those looking for a sci-fi movie I don't feel like this would be the one for you. This is a film I will see again however.

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch (book review) *contains spoilers*

Book: Moon Over Soho Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery Published By: Gollancz Published Year: 2011 My Review: Having my colleague let me borrow the second book in the Peter Grant series I was looking forward to see how they would progress from the first book and what supernatural beings that they would have to defeat now. Moon Over Soho  is about jazz musicians who end up dying not long after coming off of the stage and seeming healthy at the time. Feeling that something is wrong they call in Peter Grant to help with the investigation and discover that something supernatural was going on. While this is happening there is a new threat arriving called The Faceless One who is also a wizard but no-one remembers what they look like. Will Peter be able to stop the threats facing London? Personally, I liked this book a lot more than the first book as it was already established also there was more supernatural beings introduced and to worry about in London th

Supernova (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Supernova Year: 2000 Genre: Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller Directed By: Walter Hill Starring: James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney About:  Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUdy0Cu3f_o My Review: Looking through my movies and wanting something based in space to watch I decided to put on Supernova which is a film in which I couldn't remember at all. Not remembering it made me feel like this was a new movie to me and I did keep me watching all of the way through easily. I like that this film showed how the device in which they discover is able to make people stronger and able to make them younger as well. By also having this device able to reattach body parts it makes the audience worried about how they will get rid o

The Incantation (film review)

Film: The Incantation Year: 2018 Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror Directed By: Jude S. Walko Starring: Dean Cain, Sam Valentine, Jude S. Walko About:  A young American girl has a chance of a lifetime to visit her ancestors castle in the south of France, only to find that her family is hiding deep, dark secrets about their nefarious past, far away from prying eyes. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EARmKIxjxQ&t=82s My Review: Having been contacted by Jude himself about this movie I was rather surprised but excited to review The Incantation which comes out in America later this month. Having only seen the trailer I was not sure what to expect but glad I gave this a watch. The film is about a girl from America who moves to her families castle in France and is met by a vicar who tells her the rules of the household with three rules: no going upstairs, no uninvited guests and keeping decorum. As she stays however she starts getting nightmares about a young girl wh