In creative writing courses, one of the first things they teach is that to create a good story you have to start with a character who wants something, can’t have it and go down an evolutionary path to reach their goal and become a new version of themselves. Well, all this stuff in the new movie released by Netflix, mother/android, They are not here. It’s a shame because this movie, just released on the streaming platform catalog, had all the potential to be a hit: both for the movie’s lead actress, Chloe Moretz, who usually gives us pretty explanations, and also because of the trailer and synopsis of the movie. The movie I told looked really promising with its combination of the dystopian genre, a bit of science fiction, and a motherhood theme that’s always a winning argument if approached right. Mother / AndroidHowever, it’s all about the catchy (and slightly misleading) title and a good idea, on paper, is a complete disappointment.
Slow, in fact, so slow with repetitive scenes that add nothing to the story and character characterization but are so boring that it becomes inevitable to pick up the phone and start doing the usual scrolling of social pages waiting for something to happen. And the whole part related to robots was not presented, to the so-called robot who took over the world by starting to eliminate every human on earth, which was supposed to be one of the main elements of the movie. With due attention and no detail in its context.The film has become almost a secondary aspect to a story that does not begin at the end, does not continue, and does not get anywhere.
Not to mention the topic of motherhood, which is one of the most discussed topics in recent years in the world of cinema with films that have been able to tell it so brilliantly, just think of cut for woman the the missing daughterAnd But in Mother / AndroidEven motherhood is neglected and not properly developed, becoming just an excuse to move forward in history.
The only interesting aspect of the film is a very short dialogue between the robot and Georgia (Chloe Moretz), the protagonist of the story, where he explains that what makes humans weak is always love, bonds, “becoming connected while robots never. Falling into the pitfalls of the heart is why they have been able to control humans. However, even here, the sentence is said quickly and is not deepened even a minute more than the time required to pronounce it.
Basic dialogue, poorly written plot, story that leads nowhere and two hours of film that teaches nothing new at the end of watching. The buildings were there but didn’t stand the transition from theory to practice, and that’s what makes the difference in cinema.