Fahrenheit 451 – Nice Effort But a Miss

Rating (3 out of 5 Stars)

This is an HBO film that started airing on Saturday, and thought I would give it a shot with my wife. Ray Bradbury was one of the few authors I read as a young man, so I probably gave this movie 1 more star than it is worth because I enjoy the premise of the story.

Again, as I said in an earlier post, if it is a science fiction movie the pace of the movie has to be fast or you lose my wives, it has to movie or you lose her attention. This movie is slow and plodding and takes a while to get to the crux of the movie.

Mike Shannon continues on with the same role he had in the Shape of Water, now it is just in the future. He does that role well. Michael B. Jordan does well as Guy Montag, especially at the beginning with his zeal for burning. Sofia Boutella was okay in her role as the love interest/catalyst.

I enjoyed how Yuxie (the all seeing Alexa of the world) played a role in the world. The constant medication was a nice touch, but have seen that in other movies as well, so nothing to overly original.

The movie is good for your kids or even adults these days to be reminded what can happen if we don’t all pay attention to what is happening in the world around us and we start burning books. Outside of the message, the movie is slow and dry, with a very obvious end.