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Movie Details

Title:   Civil War
Director:   Alex Garland
Year:   2024
Genre:   War
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.15.24

Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- Annihilation
- Ex Machina
- Men

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.15.24Internet Hmm. For the most part, I liked this quite a bit. I think the setting part is super effective and sad and hopefully doesn't happen in real life. The characters and story that the setting is hung on are good but not as good as the setting. Unfortunately, as soon as you get that these four people are in a car together you can guess exactly what's going to happen to them. I agree that following journalists is a great way into the movie but their arcs were the weakest point of the movie for me. I'd have been thrilled if the ending was slightly different. It would make the movie more about the interesting part. I liked Wagner Moura a lot, I'm mainly talking about the other three main characters.

That stuff aside, I thought it was great. Great soundtrack (both needle drop songs and Geoff Barrow's score). Great world-building. I liked how carefully they chose that the Western Forces were California and Texas. With the barest mention of that and a few leading questions (along with a great intro) you get the gist of what's going on. And all the individual scenes are great. With this setting you have a thousand different options for what to show and I think they did a good job of selecting some. Each scene you don't really know what's going to happen.

I guess I need to go back and see Garland's Men.