I supposed I am like most people about films, somewhat shallow, and yes, it’s easier to get into a film with a face you’re attracted to and would take to bed than one you would kick out of bed, which was my experience after watching sci-fi film Mirage on Netflix.
At first Mirage played like something out of The Outer Limits or Twilight Zone, I wasn’t happy with it since it wasn’t original Outer Limits or Twilight Zone. I was not into it, choosing to do other things on my cellphone while it played, so I shut it off.
Two days later with nothing else I wanted to do this Sunday after brunch I decided to give Mirage a third chance, to get beyond the beginning that had left me unamused. Finally as I sat there still half-watching and thinking about other things and playing with photographs on my cellphone, I saw the actor (Chino Darin) in the role of the inspector.
I was swept away.
Since subscribing to Netflix I have disliked most of its modern films with 2 thumbs down and, some, like Malevolent I couldn’t even finish because the violence disturbed me so esp. when the Villain (that mean woman!) started removing that boy’s tongue having already tortured him enough, I shut Malevolent off to never finish. I couldn’t bear to watch excruciating pain of what was happening on screen, even if what was happening wasn’t really happening.
That was not the case for Mirage that went beyond Outer Limits. Mirage took me into another world. The great scenery, storyline and characters I cared so much about I wanted to see Vera and Leyra victorious.
What I didn’t anticipate in this well-acted film ...a revelation about the husband and an impossible love-story that eventually made me smile.
Add to List. Two thumbs up…