Colin Trevorrow is a director with only a few works at this hour in his portfolio. The cinematic world had their eyes on him the moment he was appointed as the director for the next installment in an extremely important franchise, Star Wars. Therefore, his latest release “The Book of Henry” attracted some extra attention from critics. Unfortunately, the family portrait in this movie was not consistent enough throughout the story to squeeze in some good grades.
The Family Portrait Gets to be Shuttered in Pieces by an Implausible Plot
The family picture in this new production reveals a role reversal between mother and son aged 11. The father of this family is never mentioned throughout the movie. As a consequence, while the mother Susan works hard as a waitress and exposes her feelings through violent video games, her son Henry is actually the one who provides for them. He is a small genius who understands how the stock market works enough to increase family finances.
So far, the production succeeds to introduce viewers in an unusual yet believable and warm family portrait. However, this is where things get to go astray. The small family starts devising a plan within legal terms to save the next-door girl from her abusive stepfather. While their sense of justice always leads the characters, their actions leave the land of plausibility.
The Book of Henry Is Already Rolling in Cinemas
Therefore, movie critics weren’t on board with the tone of the movie in its second part. While the whole story seems to endorse the idea of applying justice by yourself without the assistance of authority, the ending abruptly changes this view completely.
Therefore, the movie is an ambiguous construct of a not realistic enough family story. The film started to roll in cinemas on Friday. Therefore, filmmakers are waiting for a public response as well. However, this production sets director Colin Trevorrow in a difficult position. He is to take crucial responsibility for an important moment in the cinematic history, namely the Episode IX in Star Wars series.
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