There is a new planet called New World. Where there are only men living on this planet until a woman appears who comes from a spaceship who wants to do research or even reconnaissance on the planet?
This is where the story starts to get interesting, where the planet New World is a civilization caused by a great event that also creates a condition called ‘The Noise’. The Noise allows everyone to hear each other’s thoughts in the form of images, words, and sounds.
This is where Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) must protect Viola (Daisy Ridley) because she is considered a threat and is not used by evil parties.
Chaos Walking is an adaptation of a novel by Patrick Ness, this trilogy of novels is an International Best Seller worldwide. This chaos walking film stars famous actors and actresses such as Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Daisy Ridley, Ray McKinnon, Nick Jonas, Demian Bichir, Cyntia Erivo, David Oyelowo, and Kurt Sutter. And directed by Doug Liman.
After this film was delayed for 3 years due to production problems, reshoots, and various other factors. Finally, the film, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, is also released. This young adult sci-fi genre film is indeed rare. But the Lionsgate studio still wants to continue the genre of this film to keep it alive. Mostly Lionsgate’s films are adaptations of novels and young adult genres such as Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent.
The average of this kind of film has less than a good review. such as Twilight, Maze Runner, Divergent. So far, only The Hunger Games has received mostly positive reviews.
So what about Chaos Walking? Unfortunately, this film falls into the unsatisfactory category. This film has a story whose master is not so clear. There are so many aspects that are not well explained and end up causing ambiguity in a bad sense.
The messy storyline also makes some exciting scenes unstructured and not connected making it difficult for us to invest in the film.
With a well-known cast like Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, even Mads Mikkelsen couldn’t save this film. Their characters seem ordinary.
Maybe this is the effect of the many reshoots and delays as well as the many “creative differences” that make this film a mess even though there is a lot of potential from the story that can be explored more interestingly. But yes, what we see in the film feels so empty and messy.
Overall, chaos walking has great potential and becomes a successful franchise, yet again supported by well-known actors and actresses. However, it has the result that it becomes a film that has a messy storyline and a waste of unique aspects that have made this film less satisfying.