Rent In the Earth (2021)

2.8 of 5 from 59 ratings
1h 43min
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As a deadly virus ravages the world, Dr. Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) embarks on a mission to reach test site ATU327A, a research hub deep in the Arboreal Forest. The arduous journey, guided by park scout Alma (Ellora Torchia), is set back by a nighttime attack that leaves the two bruised and shoe-less. When they run into Zach (Reece Shearsmith), a man living off the grid, they gratefully accept his help. Zach's intentions aren't exactly what they seem, however, and a path out of the forest and into safety quickly fades as the line between myth and science blurs.
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Andrew Starke
Ben Wheatley
Universal Pictures
British Films, Coming Soon, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
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There are better Ben Wheatley movies - In the Earth review by AER

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In The Earth has atmosphere and impressive settings for days but it falls down because the plot lacks clarity. Up until the half-way mark, In The Earth is intriguing, but then the narrative loses its grip until it turns into a series of interesting but bewildering ideas that have as much rhyme or reason as a pop-promo. It looks, sounds and feels very cool but it lacks heart or true human interest. I was never invested in the peril shared by the two main characters once they encountered those hiding in the woods. Hayley Squires' delivers a weird and not particularly convincing performance as a rogue doctor on a nebulous mission, everyone else is a bit better. The mission's raison d'etre is original but garbled in the telling. It's probably best for most viewers to enjoy the awesome visuals and sound design. Ben Wheatley used to be my fave UK director but since Free Fire, he's been a bit flat for me. Maybe he's running out of creative steam. After Happy New Year Colin Burstead, Rebecca, and now this, he should maybe take longer between films to come up with something really worth our while once more.

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