Wander (2020)

“There are no coincidences.” – Arthur Bretnik

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A Private Investigator is hired to work on a case of a mysterious death that makes him recall the death of his daughter under similar circumstances years earlier.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across and knew absolutely nothing about.

The cast itself is quite impressive with Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones, Heather Graham, Raymond Cruz and Katheryn Winnick all playing prominent roles here.

Unfortunately, the way that the story is set up, it doesn’t really let any of them truly shine.

The story feels like they are trying far too hard to make things intriguing and mysterious and they forget to try and give us something more coherent.

Eckhart’s character is the most developed of the lot and the fact that they have him play things in a way that we never know what is real and what is not is the best part of this film, but unfortunately, it just isn’t enough here.

The biggest problem with this film is the fact that they have hinged so much on trying to create an atmosphere of a conspiracy theory story that they forget that the story needs to flow in a way that makes the viewer understand what is going on more easily.

Bottom Line – Strange thriller that doesn’t really work very well. The cast is superb but the story doesn’t allow them to do anything interesting because they are far too concerned with trying to make things more intriguing instead of developing a coherent and enjoyable story line.  Eckhart stands out among the cast in the lead role and the fact that we never quite know what is real and what is not helps things a bit, but fortunately not enough. The story itself is too hinged on trying to create an atmosphere of a conspiracy theory that the story itself makes very little sense and that hurts things too much.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart have both played the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face in a Batman movie. Tommy Lee Jones played the role in Batman Forever (1995) and Aaron Eckhart played the role in the The Dark Knight (2008). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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