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Prodigy (2018)

| Drama, Thriller | 2018 (USA)
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A father must protect his estranged son from the outside world when the boy accurately predicts three end-of-world events.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Kays ... Erik
Hailey Henry ... Maya
Embry Johnson Embry Johnson ... Caleb
Brian Tyrrell ... Dr. Faron
Daniel Broadhurst Daniel Broadhurst ... Drake
Eric Brazeal Eric Brazeal ... Kaulder
King Amir Allahyar ... Gabriel
Tyler Roy Roberts ... Jericho
Eric Colley ... Tom
Adam Elliott Davis ... John
Adrianne White ... Emily
Jeffrey Arrington ... Paul
Bob Bridges Jr. Bob Bridges Jr. ... Agent Renner
Juliette Potter Juliette Potter ... Ellie
Samantha Michele Buchanan ... News Reporter 2


Set in the not too distant future, Erik Black is a broken soul due to the loss of his wife Emily. Disillusioned and happy living a life of isolation, he spends his days self-medicating and without any real sense of purpose. But all of that changes when he is asked, by his estranged son, to help him reach an undisclosed destination. There, he tells his father, he will receive a divine message; one that he believes will change the course of humanity. In order to survive the ordeal, father and son must stick together while fostering a belief in something greater than themselves. Discovering the true meaning of sacrifice, Erik will risk everything to deliver his son so that he can in turn deliver the message the world has been waiting for. PRODIGY is a father-and-son dramatic thriller full of adventure and humanity, that builds to a nail-biting conclusion. Amidst a journey of self-discovery, Erik is given one last chance at redemption as his faith and ability to deal with his past demons ...

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What if he's right?


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2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA

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Erik: I came all this way to protect you. It was you protecting me.
Caleb: It's why I asked you to take me. You were in a bad place. But you'll be safer now.
Erik: I've never told you before, I love you.
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Not really bad, not really good.
20 April 2019 | by ilikeweirdstuffsSee all my reviews

In descending order of goodness: -The camerawork and general cinematography was really nice at times reminding me of much higher budget movies. -The concept was a good one. -The dramaturgy was fine and provided for some thrills and twists even if some of them ver really predictable. -The music used was good, but at times unfitting and always too loud. -The acting had it's moments from everyone involved, but also really bad moments from everyone involved. Decent effort, needs improvement. -The audio editing was not good. It wasn't quite as atrocious as other low profile movies, but bad enough to put this in the student movie category. -The story.... was atrocious. It left me with a 'damn this was awful' feeling, even though the whole thing wasn't really bad as a whole. The constant cringy dialogue and events and the super hamfisted religious bits... ugh

All in all if A movies are blockbusters, B aresmaller budget hollywood movies, C are direct to video, comedies, and arthouse, and series tie ins, and D are student films, this is a D movie. I hesitated between giving this a 4 or a 5, but eventually, it wasn't that bad, and it did some things right, the whole story just left one feeling profoundly unfulfilled and nonsensical and the ending didn't help much at all. It felt a bit like some american bible belt fantasy. If that kid was not jesus2.0 then he shouldn't have been acting like this much of a messiah figure. Nice effort, with lots of good bits, but could've been handled a lot better, with more believable characters especially the main father son duo, and a less shallow preachy plot

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