- After a terrible and mysterious accident, a talented young architect (Rinal Moukhametov) finds himself between life and death in a strange world based on the memory of people plunged into a deep coma.
- In this space – where the Empire State Building sits alongside Big Ben , rivers, glaciers and cities seem to hold a form of real-world memory in one room, distorted and twisted by subjective, fickle and fragmentary perception.
- The young man will have to fight against new laws of physics to survive, meet the love of his life, hope to find a way out, and wake up.
The above stanzas are good enough to give us a gist of what to expect in terms of the Premise
However, the question that needs to be asked:
Is This Premise Worth A Watch?
Let’s Find Out!
What Doesn’t Work for The Coma?
- The Screen play tends to drag at certain plot points
- The pace tends to slacken mostly around the arrival of the 2nd and 3rd Acts
- The Acting is not up to the mark barring apart a few
- The Lead Actor is effective however not entirely convincing
- There are parts where the acting feels caricaturish
- Another thing that was jarring was having to watch a dubbed version
- It kind of diluted the impact of certain sequences and dialogues
- I guess that is a reason why the acting felt off the mark for me
What Works for The Coma?
- The Coma has a neat premise as we have read already
- For Sci-Fi fans, the premise is exciting and raises a lot of questions
- The Execution is stupefying and leaves you Awe-Struck
- The Visuals do justice to the concept
- You are transported into a world where everything seems dream like
- The narrative also tends to move along at a break neck speed
- In tandem, the story keeps moving ahead full steam
- This allows the audience to soak in the beauty of the world that’s been created
- The overall foundation of the world here is structured pretty well
- The journey of the Protagonist as he gets accustomed to this world is nifty
- The Production Design & Art Direction team deserves a Kudos
- For a Sci Fi movie made out of Russia, the scale and ambition of The Coma is Commendable
- At the same time, the Visual Effects Team deserves a Bravura for the Attempt
- The Efforts clearly show and will give a throwback to Sci Fi Classics
The Most recent example that will come hurtling to you is Inception
Having said that, the scope of the Premise between both is beyond comparison
- The Direction by Nikita Argunov is Confident and Note Worthy
- It’s Hard to believe this movie is helmed by a Debutante
- He executes the narrative with restraint
Barring apart minor hiccups, The Coma deserves to be seen for:
- To see the world of The Coma executed with a Visual Flourish
- A Narrative that is Directed with restraint
- A Russian Sci-Fi Movie that gives you a Fun Time
- To reminisce on how close this one comes to Sci Fi Classics of Yore