Review the film “Wild Instinct”


Director: Neil Burger.

Performer: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Viveik Kalra, Archie Madekwe, Quintessa Swindell, Madison Hu, and Colin Farrell,

Time: 108 minutes

Category: Suspense, Science Fiction.

Wild instincts (Voyagers) can be misleading as a 50-shades version of a spaceship. But it's not. Does the film make the argument about whether people should "raise" evil natures or control them within the framework of the law?

Spaceship Rebellion

Neil Burger-American is a director and screenwriter who has tried many genres of films from fiction, detective to fake documentaries. With this film, he combined all of the above factors and also spiced up young love.

The 30 most elite children with Squadron Leader Richard were put on a spaceship for a period of 86 years to perform a noble mission. Their common feature is that they are the best-selected individuals right from the egg and are completely suppressed physical and mental desires.

They grew up together relatively peacefully until one day Richard died in space while repairing a spacecraft. Everyone thinks that aliens are responsible for the crime.

Things get more complicated when Zac spreads the secret about the blue water that makes the human body become emotionless and lose sexual desire. By the time the main character Christopher becomes the new Squadron Captain, he grows increasingly jealous and promotes rebellion on the ship.

People quickly break all the rules and regulations. They act indiscriminately on their own, becoming rude, violent, and disorganized. The climax is that sexual intercourse is activated in this chaotic group. This is the initial misconception of the audience when they first see the poster. The film does not simply display the "meat sticky rice party" of young adults.

Humans are high-level creatures that easily falter between the boundaries of good and evil, and humans and animals. With just a small catalyst with the desire for their "me" to be recognized, they risk everything to achieve their goals and satisfy their desires in a flash. The quiet life on board the spaceship quickly turns into a deadly chase and hunt.

Should we confine ourselves to strict rules or are we free to indulge our bad nature? Neil Burger left the audience wondering which is the right answer. Depending on the situation, we choose how to behave.

The idea of living for others is planted in the minds of the members on the vague and uncertain spaceship that makes them unable to live for themselves. They are floating in space with a naturally arranged ending that doesn't seem to be similar to our real-life with wobbly moments and constantly changing events. But no, those are all pieces of life from the film's multi-dimensional perspective.

The harmful minus points of the movie

If the audience looks at the above aspects, they will see Wild Instinct (Voyagers) is a philosophical film with painful contemporary issues. But if you simply watch movies for entertainment, you will feel frustrated.

The length of the film is not too long, but the film has a slow tempo that makes viewers impatient. The climactic situations are unleashed but the resolution is predictable and less surprising. The hot scenes in the film are also not too prominent and may not have been kept the same as the original.

The film needs more tension, more climax to truly satisfy viewers. Even the implicit proposition is planted, seemingly deep and unpredictable, but is still thin and not strong enough to reach the line of academic art films.

Films with narrow space contexts that only take place on spaceships from room to room also somewhat limit the creative possibilities of cinematography. But there are still many things that can save the image such as set design, lighting, and editing. Unfortunately, they don't help the movie at all. Every detail of the spaceship's design is quite monotonous and difficult to convince the audience of its unique transcendence. The technical effects also do not have many special points and are quite boring.

Perhaps because the characters are mostly emotionless humans, the "stiff face" expression became the trademark for the film. The trio of actors Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Fionn Whitehead also did not promote their acting abilities. Fionn as the antagonist Zac thought it would be the highlight of the film but was quickly engulfed.

The sound of the film seems to be a little better, making the audience nervous in a dramatic situation. But that's all, there's no impressive soundtrack.

All in all, Cinema finds that Voyagers is a work that straddles the line between commercial and art-house films. The film is not good enough to touch the admiration or emotional breakdown from the audience. But if you are a patient person and like to think about philosophy, the movie is perfectly suitable.