Downsizing - 0.5 Stars
At 2hrs 15minutes this film attempts to have three very different focuses, which leaves none of them well-attended.
A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
This felt like three different movies all starring Matt Damon, the tonal changes and plot changes throughout are so heavy that it doesn’t hang together. The spend 45 minutes to get to the point of the trailer (Kristen Wigg, who has second billing doesn’t appear again) and they treat the audience like they didn’t know what they were going to see. I can assure you, people understand what Downsizing means. The script is long, tedious and frankly boring. If the screenwriters pursued the concept presented in the trailer and not featured large time jumps every time the film got interesting something better may’ve been made.
Overall the only good thing about this was Christoph Waltz.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Paramount Pictures