Reminiscence Review: Good performances? Check. Good cinematography? Check. Creative visual effects? Check. Intriguing concept and interesting introductory world building? Check.
A boring, generic corporate corruption plot? Check. Not knowing what the actual central conflict of the film is until about 90 minutes in? Check. Underdeveloped character relationships that completely cause the audience to not understand or care why our lead character is so hell-bent on doing the things he does? Check. Not including any plot or character elements that relate to the weird semi-apocalyptic setting of the movie, rendering it utterly pointless? Check.
Lisa Joy thought her TV skills would transfer to film. They don’t. It’s a different method of storytelling, and her episodic techniques used here are so frustrating and boring to watch in a feature film.
This should’ve been an HBO mini-series.