Blanket Fort

3.366665
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Dystopian Movie
Wellington > 07

Great concept (though to me seemed more of a utopia than dystopia angle), but I felt like it needed a bit more plot to sustain itself.

A tricky one for me as the story arc felt very much like a utopia that became unsettled but I would have found it hard to classify the film as dystopian in terms of genre. After getting that out of the way, I found this a playful film that quite literally speaks for the inner child in all of us. I mean, I know for sure that I pitched a blanket fort in my lounge every weekend. The wide ranging ensemble of characters allowed for some great humour especially the mum jokes. Well edited like always by this team and utilised a soundtrack that strongly evoked Tangerine Dream for the better. It's just my 2c but I wish a genuine dystopian tent had been explored here.

EDIT - initial review up there by me missed the mark. Obviously escaping from a dystopian reality into this fort. Bumped a star to reflect.

Ray Gun
5.04

This was one of my favourite films of the heat. A group of adults are escaping their dystopian world by finding sanctuary in a blanket fort. The group has a hippie cult vibe, with rules and regulations they have to follow.
I thought all the acting was great and I like that they twisted the genre around. The comedy landed well and the main leader character was a lot of fun. The plot was simple but very enjoyable.