Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-05-19
  • Advisory Rating: Caution
  • Episodes: 2
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes HD Price: GBP 9.99

Description

Ray Bradbury's classic novel is infused with a decidedly 21st Century sensibility in this dazzling, high-tech thriller. In an American future where the media is an opiate, internet bots control routines, history is truncated or rewritten, and celebrity "firemen" engage in televised search-and-destroy missions to burn books and bring their owners to justice, one zealous fireman begins to question his long-held assumptions about his life's work. Michael B. Jordan stars as the fireman who has been groomed to replace his captain (Michael Shannon). After meeting a young informant (Sofia Boutella), the fireman makes a dangerous decision to assist a group of underground "Eels" in their plan to preserve the contents of thousands of classic books, arts and culture. Directed by Ramin Bahrani; written by Ramin Bahrani & Amir Naderi.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Fahrenheit 451 1:40:20 Season Only Buy on iTunes
2 Fahrenheit 451: Trailer 02:02 Season Only Buy on iTunes

Reviews

  • Boring.

    1
    By Jak Luke Sharp
    The updated and retooled 21st-century production of Fahrenheit 451 directed by Ramin Bahrani, begins with a hiss of intrigue by evoking elements of racial injustice of the African American segregation, covered up and forgotten in a world of electronic bias - all but a fleeting moment after the opening credits, never referenced or refereed again. Bahrani’s film (executive produced by star Michael B. Jordan may I add!) is a walking, talking coma of a production. It's hard to find any particular moments of fondness, aside from the performances of both Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella. The latter taking centre stage, but remarkably is absentee from marketing? A decision I don't appreciate in the slightest. Pacing throughout is tough. A slog that demands time and room to develop and brood a host of weaving threads that consist of living, breathing moments of indifference, yet rushes itself into a ninety-nine-minute benign chore that results in an on the nose finale that fails to evoke any form of emotion or connection. Fahrenheit 451 thinks it has something to say, and it might have a powerful meaning, but needed to be conveyed with a far more visceral and cathartic approach towards the source material, from a stronger imagination.

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