You wake up on a Tuesday morning, take a shower, put some Taster’s Choice in a cup, add some hot tap water, and head to work. Hell, the traffic is super light. And why is Starbucks closed - must be the end of the world. And yes, it is. After contemplating it for a minute, you realize that you get the day off from work. Cool! Drive back home, try to call your friends or family. No answer. No dogs barking, no birds chirping, no leaf blowers blowing. Not too bad. As the morning wears on, you start to think - good God, this could be very boring and are the Trader Joe’s front doors locked.
This is kind of take STARFISH goes with. Of course, there is much more going on, much of it very interesting. There is fear, there might or might not be monsters, there are mixtapes to find, etc. And instead of me wandering around, it’s the very beautiful and very talented actress, Virginia Gardner. But that’s what STARFISH is about. What the hell happened, and how boring is this? The movie is never dull, and the director A.T. White, pulls out all his talents to make the film intriguing. But I’m a bit old school with my apocalypse/end of the world movies. I do want a story - one that I can follow. And one that moves along at a decent clip. This one felt a bit slow to me, even though there is evident talent in White and Gardner. They are two people to watch.
Weird tangents into animation and breaking the fourth wall really don’t go anywhere. Fun to put in to a movie, but what is the point? And, more importantly, what indeed happened to end the world? Not going to get that answer. So color me intrigued by this one, and I will watch his next film, but I need a bit more meat on the bones to the story to get fully involved in the story. Having said all of that, I do think about the film quite a lot, so that tells me I might need to take a second look. It has staying power. -Mark Az