Starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson, The Titan is a sci-fi film about a military family who agree to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.
My experience of director Lennart Ruff’s film, similarly to other recent Netflix films I’ve seen can be characterised by disappointment. What intrigued me most about the film in the first place was the subject matter, definitely more so than the actors. Sadly though, when the thing I’d been waiting for all along, namely the physical manifestation of the genetic evolution began to show in Worthington’s character’s body, instead of thinking ‘wow that’s pretty impressive,’ I instead found it and the film as a whole to be very basic. Perhaps a higher budget could have helped. To that I say, ‘sure’ as long as a sizeable chunk of the money went into producing a more well thought out story that is actually exciting.
Is it possible that I’ve just been expecting too much from Netflix movies? Is that my real problem? I’m certainly starting to think so. On the other hand, who can blame me really when the first Netflix movie I ever saw was Cary Joji Fukunaga’s memorable and rather impressive Beasts Of No Nation (2015)?
Watch The Titan if you must but only if you you absolutely must.
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