Visioneers- May 19th

Visioneers (2008)
English- Dark Comedy
Not Rated
Runtime- 94 min.
dir. Jared Drake

Watched this for two reasons: Zach Galifianakis and the cover.  It is defined by most accounts to be a “dystopian comedy”.  I suppose this would be a flavor of dark comedy, but with a more philosophical view.


Story/Writing: 1.5/2

A comically depressive view of a future society controlled by a single corporation.  Just to give you a taste, the accepted form of greeting or farewell in this weird culture is a raised middle finger.

Acting: 1.5/2

Galifianakis is great in the lead, filling the screen with his wry expressions.  The ensemble is off and on as they take their turns.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The office scenes are really great, as are a lot of the fictional television shows that appear in the film.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Not a bad soundtrack, but it really shines in the effects.  Everyone in this alternate world is terrified of “exploding”.  When it actually happens on-screen, the outward emotional effect is just as good as the special effect itself.

Misc: 1/2

It has a lot going for it, but it lacks that last punch to to really bring to all together as a cohesive piece.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

Good, not great, but good.  Definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of Galifianakis as a comedian.


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