Color out of Space 7/10 Review
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
Color out of Space is a poetically disturbing cinematic experience filled with eye-popping visuals and deeply metaphoric performances.
For you to better understand the importance of this movie, I will be dividing my review into two sets, the positives and the negatives.
Starting with the positives, Color out of Space’s main story is really interesting to witness yet hard to grasp at some points. In other words, the narrative is extremely complicated yet simple at the same time. Basically, the story starts out really nice and mellow but later on follows a darker and a twisted route until it reaches an epic final scene of color dysmorphia and jaw-dropping plot twists.
In addition, Nicolas Cage absolutely blew me away. I honestly was not expecting him to truly get into his character and do it justice like he did. I can wholeheartedly say that this is one of his best performances in a really long time.
Madeleine Arthur also managed to deliver a show-stopping performance. Her unusual looks combined with her effortless acting skills gave her the power to truly shine and portray her extremely complicated character with such an ease.
But of course, the very best aspect about Color out of Space is definitely the visuals. The entire movie felt like a color festival celebrating “life”. the color palette used alongside the very beautiful and hypnotic camerawork created a gloomy atmosphere which was both haunting and mesmerizing.
Moving on the negative, my only criticism is that towards the beginning, the story fell flat a little bit, in general the first act needed some more intensity, but I am really glad I continued watching it.
Generally speaking , Color out of Space is, surprisingly, is a really well-crafted piece of cinema that deserves to get its share of buzz since it is probably one of the most underrated films of 2020 so far.
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