Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
This is the first of two movies directed by Jeff Nichols set to come out in 2016, the other being Loving, with Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga and Michael Shannon. While there is no release date for Loving, the distribution rights were bought by Focus Features. See more »
Around min 100, Alton wasn't wearing his bulletproof vest; while he was wearing in the previous scene. See more »
Gulf eclipse and the numbers came... 35 47 97 52... buildings tower, the light comes, to know the source of such things is to know our place in the world.
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Started off with promise but quickly went downhill
Midnight Special starts with what I though were some fairly good opening scenes, which set up the film nicely for a decent Sci Fi. However, they didn't build upon this and it quickly dwindled. They could easily have cut half an hour from this and it would be better for it. As it is, it's nearly 2 hours long and about half of that is filled with silence that adds nothing to the film. It seemed like they were just trying to fill time and the film went unbearable slowly as a result. I have to add that Michael Shannon provided one of the worst acting performances I've ever seen. I'm almost certain that his face didn't move all movie. All that and a plot that never really went anywhere, with numerous holes in it made for an incredibly painful watch. One of the most boring films I've ever seen.
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