In one of the early shots of the Chicago skyline the Ryugyong Hotel was added. The Ryugyong Hotel isn't in Chicago, it's in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was started in 1987 and still sits unfinished. It's in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest unused building. See more »
I am not difficult to please, I love sci-fi films and dystopian films. However, I walked out of the theater after investing an hour of time hoping to see or get something out of this film. Captive State felt like a bunch of strung together and awkwardly cohesive puzzle pieces that overall fail to keep or cause, really, any interest. I get that you get what you put into anything, but this film offered very little help, to the point that even when the pace started to pick up after an hour... I didn't care. That's because, like this review so far, the film offered not much more than a superficial glimpse into anything: who the characters were, what drove any of them, what drove the beautifully (graphically) rendered aliens that made a couple appearances. It was just a tedious mess that didn't seem to make any choices. This movie might have made a great short... (?). Love John Goodman, can't recommend that anyone pay to see this at the theater. Rent 10 Cloverfield Lane instead.
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