Crimes of the Future is a toned down eco-horror film riddled with artistic inclinations and bodily obsessions.
This film provided viewers with a disturbing glimpse into a post-apocalyptic universe that expertly blends the fluidity of evolution and the theatrics of the arts with their unnatural consequences on the human body.
On the surface, this film appears as poetry drenched in sarrow, mystery, and artistic movements. On a much deeper level, however, the narrative and the numerous neo-horror elements at work provided a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be a human in the face of the inevitability of evolution and progression.
The characters were well written, but I can’t help but feel that they, along with their stories, could have been explored even further and in a much more diverse and impactful way.
Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen were able to distinguish themselves from their fellow cast members and truly leave an impression on us viewers with their unique quirkiness and intuitive character explorations.
Crimes of the Future does an excellent job with the eco-horror theme elements. The cinematography, ashy color palette, and Cronenberg’s distinct signature all contributed to what was already a huge hit in my book.
Regardless of its flaws, this film is a mastermind experience worth your time.