"A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers."
After working together on Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud, Jeff Nichols and Adam Stone got even bolder in Jeff's new movie, "Midnight Special"
If you have followed Jeff Nichols' career you might have noticed that he has a thing for small sci-fi stories where there are a lot of emotions and feelings being unfold in very strange ways.
Small stories, simple plots and really amazing actors are constant in Nichols' movies and "Midnight Special" has all of that which might attract a lot of people but also put aside a lot of people too.
"Midnight Special's" plot is super simple, a father and a son must escape from somebody in order to bring the son to a point at an exact time and day.
Now, the whys are being intercut in the story so well that when the viewer is thinking about "why is this happening?" the story tells you exactly what you need to know in order to continue being engaged by the movie.
The opening sequence is one of the best opening sequences I have seen this year so far and Jeff Nichols is so smart that gives you the right amount of information in the first five minutes so you know exactly what is going on.. without the actors telling anything about it!
Adam Stone's work is definitely one of the best this year, creating the right emotions for the story but super discreet and yet imaginative, building up the tone scene by scene until the end.
There is nothing else to say about all the actors, Edgerton is as fantastic as always, you can feel Shannon's emotions all the way through.. and the last shot is just mind-blowing!
All in all, go to the cinema and enjoy a really simple sci-fi story where the actors act really well
Have a good day.