Chaos Walking movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is definitely an epic blast for sci-fi fans, but others will call Chaos Walking a boring dystopian-world movie. It stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, but isn’t worth the popcorn…


Viola crash lands on a planet where all the women have been killed and all the men can see and hear each other’s thoughts. She eventually meets Todd, who protects her from the clutches of an evil mayor and embarks on a perilous journey with her.

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Movie details

Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, David Oyelowo
Writer: Patrick Ness, Christopher Ford
Release Date (Australia): 4 March 2021
Runtime: 109 minutes/1h 49m
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes, scenes in which menacing fantasy creatures attack people and depictions of animals deaths.

Violence (M)

The film features moderate bloody detail and scenes of shooting violence, often in a science fiction context.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains uses of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “**shole”, “bitch”, “hell” and “damn”.

Nudity (G)

The film contains a brief depiction of male buttocks nudity.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for violence and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The walking and talking being accompanied by splendid effects and awakening movement unfortunately doesn’t save the extremely dull pacing of this dystopian adaptation. After such a promising kick-off to the fascinating concept, Chaos Walking falls flat very quickly and completely ditches all forms of satisfaction.

Thankfully, if Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley weren’t the ones enrolling the poorly written and designed characters, Chaos Walking would’ve been ENTIRELY boring. But the likeable cast can’t rescue the plot from being sent to ruins. Most of the dialogue between the characters, the depictions of the sci-fi elements and the moments of very briefly exciting events is also really forgettable.

The viewers who read and loved the series of Ness’ dystopian books will especially be disappointed in this story brought to the big screen. Chaos Walking is just boring and seems pretty aimless. The world is uninteresting, the character development isn’t even a thing and the talents aren’t worth it.

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