Forced Film 2018 #2 – April and the Extraodinary World (2015)


This is the second of 6 films that I was “forced” to watch by my fellow bloggers who participated in my Blogiversary Contest back in April.  This movie was chosen by SG.  Tnx for the suggestion.  Let’s see what I thought of it….

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Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Nov 2018)

Brief Synopsis – In a parallel world to our own, scientists have been kidnapped for centuries and the world is still stuck in the steam age.

My Take on it – This is another of the films on this list that I had never even heard of before and was intrigued to see what it was all about especially since the title is a bit unique.

The idea of the premise works quite well through most of the story and stays enjoyable throughout.

They do a great job depicting the world as presented realistically and it’s easy to believe that the world could be like this had it not advanced in technology due to the lack of scientists.

The characters that we are introduced to are quite interesting and fascinating and it was very enjoyable to see how they manage to work in a modern world still stuck in the previous century.

Towards the end, the storyline moves into some strange territory and that actually hurts the story because it brings in elements that take away from a realistic feel for it all.

Loved the way that this film manages to depict some of the worlds most famous scientists with minor cameos that show that they are present even if we never get to see them referred to by name.

Bottom Line – Great idea that works quite well most of the way. The way that the world is depicted is done quite well and seems realistic based on how things have been laid out for us.  The characters are interesting and I enjoyed seeing how they work in a modern world that is stuck in the previous century.  The film moves into strange territory towards the end and becomes a bit less plausible tho.  Really liked the way that they show how some of the famous scientists of those days make appearances even if not mentioned by name. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Based on graphic novels by Jacques Tardi – also a graphic designer on the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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