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Friday, November 17, 2017

Movie Review - What Happened to Monday

Movie: 
What Happened to Monday
Year: 
2017
Genre: 
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense

What it was about (in > 50 words)
Identical septuplets (7 sisters, named Monday - Sunday) in a future where only 1 child is allowed to live, share a single identity - Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). 
With the help of their grandfather Terrence (Willem Dafoe), they develop a system to avoid detection. It all seemed to work until Monday went missing.
Anything special/memorable?
This is another winner from Netflix (yup, the same upstarts who keep churning out great stuff like Dirk Gently, Stranger Things, etc.). Kudos. As a Sci-Fi Geek (ie: I watch & read LOTS of Sci-Fi), I have to say that this is 1 of the most original and refreshing Sci-Fis movies I have ever come across.Noomi Rapace has never been one of my favorite actresses but I have to admit that she is a top-notch actress. It takes some serious acting skills to play 7 different roles in a single movie. Not many can pull that off (perhaps only James McAvoy comes to mind from his outstanding role in Split)
 
Waste/worth the time?
Sure, a dystopian future where food, our most precious resource is running short due to overpopulation is nothing new but I really enjoyed the movie for seeing on screen the fresh new concept of 7 people developing various creative and perhaps even tiresome mechanisms to enable them to live what was essentially the life of a single woman. 
The pacing and acting also kept me at the edge of my seat. It had enough mystery, suspense and action to make a worthwhile watch even for non-Sci-Fi geeks.I will definitely watch it again. It won't be anytime soon but I will.