I watched all three in this series within a few weeks and it’s the hardest thing to review them as they’re clearly all from the same movie-making team and made back to back. It’s three very long episodes of the same series (obvs!) with a lot of money thrown at making them smooth and well produced.
In this one it’s obvious that it’s about the youth culture and that’s a little annoying since this future, post apocalyptic society should have as many oldies as young since there isn’t any disease or particular death.
Anyway, plot holes aside, there is no need to worry about the quality of the show or effects since that’s all perfectly managed. The script is a tad predictable and most of the acting is TV series although Shaileen and Theo manage to do a good job.
Only bit I don’t like is that it’s overly smooth. Yes, there’s death (and a few executions in particular that are really out of place) but it’s all nicey-nicey with very little thrill. I don’t think I’m the audience they’re going for as I found I didn’t care about the characters or situations which all seemed to blend into stereotypes. I also found that you kinda need to have watched the first one to get a lot of the set up for this one.
Recommended for scifi peeps or kids who like to do their rebelling against society just after a nice dinner with mum and dad. If it was on TV, I’d probably watch it again. The scifi is comfy.
BluRay Extras: Loads! Making of, costumes, you name it! This is what Bluray extras should be.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?