With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of IO.


DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Helpert
WRITTEN BY: Clay Jeter, Charles Spano and Will Basanta
STARRING: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston

SYNOPSIS: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who’s racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet. (IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

IO is a serious science fiction drama that takes a more intimate look at a post-apocalyptic
world. It has a great premise complemented by a strong message, immersive cinematography and tantalizing score. Unfortunately, the dragging, tensionless story, inorganic dialogue, underwhelming characters and pedestrian performances make it a slow burn to its inevitable end. It will be interesting to fans of grounded science fiction drama, but it will bore you to death if you expect any action or thrills whatsoever.

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5/10 – Consider

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