Awake review – the 2021 version of bird box Why can the world no longer fall asleep?

June 9, 2021
Jordan Lyon 0
Film Reviews, Netflix
4.5

Summary

Brilliantly written, acted, and directed. This film could prove to be just as much a compelling watch as Bird Box.

4.5

Summary

Brilliantly written, acted, and directed. This film could prove to be just as much a compelling watch as Bird Box.

This review of Awake (Netflix) contains no spoilers. The film was released on June 9, 2021.

With a compelling plot and question raised on how the world would react if the ability to sleep was lost, Awake is intriguing to watch based on the plot alone. The stellar cast performances only add to its appeal. With gripping actions that have you dying to find out what occurs next, Awake has enough packed in to keep audiences entertained.

When all electronics are wiped out, people start to panic as the body count starts to rise. Former soldier Jill (played by Gino Rodriquez), who narrowly misses death in the opening scene, discovers that her daughter may be the solution to restoring the world to normal. As a result, the main characters, Jill, Noah, and Matilda, embark on a mission of survival and take a journey to The Hub, where they hope there is a cure to the world’s insomnia. 

 

Beginning with a gripping scene that will draw the audience into the world of the film, it then slightly dips for around 10 minutes. However, after some shocking scenes at a church, it will restore the audience’s attention to 100. After this, Awake has enough eerie moments that will keep the interest maintained. With a runtime of 97 minutes, Awake does have a lot packed in and it isn’t a film where you can scroll on your phone whilst giving a half-hearted watch.

What’s refreshing with Awake is that the catastrophe isn’t zombies or some supernatural monster. Instead, a daily function that most people take for granted begins ceasing to exist; this is the cause of the newest “end of the world”. 

The ending proves to be just as interesting as the film’s plot itself. By no means does everything get tied up in a nice bow; questions remain even when the credits roll. However, this works for Awake and makes the film even more interesting. 

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