Submergence (2017)

“I’ve thought about bodies buried at sea. It’s not dust to dust, that’s for sure. It’s water to water. ” – Danielle Flinders

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After meeting by chance, an engineer and a scientist try to hold on to their love for one another even when separated by their chosen professions.

My Take on it – Horrendous story that fails to work on so many levels.

The chemistry between Alicia Virkander and James McAvoy is almost nonexistent and that hurts the ability to make their love feel more realistic.

The story is told in a very choppy manner as it jumps between places and time throughout which makes things even more convoluted and unintelligible along the way.

This is based on a novel which probably gets things much better because they have the ability on paper to give much more information about the histories of these characters and obviously their thoughts and feelings.

The way that the story jumps back and forth is quite jarring and fails to find a place to ground things so that it all would come across in a more coherent fashion which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the novel, Danielle Flinders is described as a mixed-raced woman. Her father is Australian and her mother is from Martinique, a country where 90% of the population is black. An excerpt from the novel says this about Danielle; “In her complexion and variety of dress and habits and manners there was something of her mother’s Creole background”. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was cast for the role. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)



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