A Scout’s Guide to Planet Earth: a sci-fi starring Rooney Mara, Jacob Tremblay, and Michael Shannon. Written by me and directed by Spike Jonze (Her, Adaptation). Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema (Her, Interstellar, Dunkirk)
This film is about a scientist who takes on a motherly role caring for an alien child who was sent to Earth to learn about the planet and if its inhabitable. Rooney Mara plays Dr. Carmen Wakefiled, an anthropologist that is tasked with raising Scout and preparing him for when his Alien species comes to find out what he’s learned. Dr. Wakefield is employed through a private government sector stationed in Huntsville, Alabama thinking it would be inconspicuous. All is fine until local Cult Leader Brother Isaac Clements (Shannon) gets word of the special boy and is convinced he’s the second coming of Christ. Dr. Wakefield must grapple protecting Scout in the name of science, but as well as a reluctant mother. A Sci-Fi drama turned thriller, that raises big question: what is it to be human? Very eerie and takes advantage of the southern setting, Shannon finally get’s his Oscar with a terrifying performance as misguided pastor Brother Isaac. Let me know what you think, would you see this movie? Share it with your peeps!
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