Never Let me Go - ??/10
I'm glad I'm not a movie critic because I wouldn't want to give a movie like this a rating. It's a bit difficult. Honestly it did make me think, but my whole feeling with the story is that it's too unbelievable and rather dumb. Sure, I know it's one of those "What if?" scenarios, but the characters in the movie are just so unrealistic. They felt like trained lab rats the entire movie and I bet if you asked any of them to jump off a roof, they probably would. I only say that, because that's how unrealistic they felt to me. I guess they don't question if anything they're going to do is right or wrong. Somehow I could only imagine something like this happening if the entire world was controlled by Hitler and the Nazis. Nobody tried to escape but instead seemed to have zero problems giving away all their vital organs and then dying when asked. I guess they did have some sort of chip implants. Maybe they get zapped if they run away. Wish I knew. Somehow this movie felt a bit too sugar-coated for me despite the subject matter. Maybe a bit too scripted and rather dull in some parts.
I can see how some people can love this movie. It does make you think and a LOT, but the entire story was a huge let down. I think if I turned off my brain, I could enjoy it a bit more. Cinematography was very good and the whole movie was well made. I guess if I was a director and had to make the movie with the script I was given, I don't know if I could make it any better. I think my problem is that I'd also hate the book it was based on. Has anyone read it and is the movie accurate?
BTW have you seen "The Reader"? I got the same feeling after watching that movie, except that movie I liked. I think it's one of the most though-provoking movies I've seen in a few years and it's really depressing for me, but it's very well made. It actually gave me nightmares almost and I couldn't sleep all night. Kept thinking about the movie over and over. Took me a few days to get it out of my head.