First screened in May 2014
Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Victor Rasuk, Richard T. Jones, Carson Bolde, CJ Adams, Jake Cunanan, Taylor Nichols. Screenplay: Max Borenstein (based on an original screen story by Dave Callaham). Twitter Capsule:
Bracing spectacle hits impressive peaks but tone, story, politics fluctuate. 9/11, tsunami, Fukushima used as grist?
Either despite or due to how boilerplate the framework is, surviving shimmers of eccentricity are exciting. Signals valuably how blockbusters could get weirder, and not just to me.