The Coma

Coma ( Russian  :  Кома ) is a Russian fantasy action film , directed by Nikita Argunov, released in 2019 .

  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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

The Verdict?

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

I would like to request all of you to consider watching this

It deserves a viewing for the Attempt



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