January 29, 2021 Atlantis (Movie Review)
Truthfully, Atlantis is misleading as a film title, as the film is about a war-torn Ukraine rather than the mystical place of Plato. While some tout Atlantis as Science Fiction, as well as Drama, the only Sci-Fi element is a mention of new technology and skipping the timeline ahead a couple of years. Fundamentally, the movie is presented in a third-person perspective, revolves around living in a country beset by war, and is told with little dialogue and no fast-paced action.
This makes the viewer’s perspective distanced from the main characters, disabling their ability to care about and join Serhiy on his journey. Furthermore, mundane scenes make up most of the film, with the possible exciting parts already happened and merely mentioned in passing. However, the film is still very much a poignant piece of art that offers plenty for those fans of slower, deeper and more introspective stories that is not necessarily plot driven.