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Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall



In Theaters Only April 12th

Starring Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, and Sadie Soverall
Directed by Benjamin Brewer
Written by Mike Nilon

In a near future, normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life tranquility by day and torment by night. Every night, after the sun sets, they face the unrelenting attacks of a mysterious and violent evil. One day, when Thomas doesn't return home before sundown, Paul must leave the safety of their fortified farm to find him. A nightmarish battle ensues that forces the family to execute a desperate plan to survive.
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Re: Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall

I bought a ticket for Friday night
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Hoping to check this out over the weekend.
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I liked it. The focus of the movie is more on the two boys and their relationship instead of Cage.

I would have liked to have learned more about those wolf monsters. They were weird. But the story was engaging with alot of intense moments. Random, but is the actor who plays Joseph from Stranger Things?

Maybe it's just me but I feel like Cage has had more hits than misses recently. This, Pig, Dream Scenario, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. All strong imo
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Re: Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall

Saw this last night. I thought it was okay. I couldn't tell what the wolf monsters were doing at some points.
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like what happened with the girl's mother? the wolf monster enveloped her in a pod or something? I couldnt tell what happened there.
Also, the monsters couldn't get through wood doors but could bust through wood floors?
Did the monsters just suddenly start burrowing more? There was a scene where the nerdy brother is looking a sheep field with some little hills, are those supposed to be from new burrowing the creatures are making?
and when they were chasing after as the flaming wheel, why did it stop? The girl shot at it once and then swung at it and it just died or something. Seemed a little anti-climatic to me.

the acting was decent.
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Re: Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
I liked it. The focus of the movie is more on the two boys and their relationship instead of Cage.

I would have liked to have learned more about those wolf monsters. They were weird. But the story was engaging with alot of intense moments. Random, but is the actor who plays Joseph from Stranger Things?

Maybe it's just me but I feel like Cage has had more hits than misses recently. This, Pig, Dream Scenario, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. All strong imo
absolutely! This was damn good. Yes, it followed some common horror tropes, but those creatures were freaky as hell. Almost as bad as the ones in A Quiet Place. Cage has been on a roll lately. Butcher’s Crossing is a good one I just saw. Sympathy for the Devil was merely ok. But, I also saw and liked The Retirement Plan.

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Re: Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall

This was just meh. Mediocre A Quiet Place clone.
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Sounds like A Quiet Place blended with I Am Legend. I'll watch it when it's free to stream.
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Re: Arcadian (2024, D: Brewer) S: Cage, Martell, Jenkins, Soverall

Originally Posted by alfredog1976
This was just meh. Mediocre A Quiet Place clone.
Saw this a few weeks back and felt the same.

It's competently made but it's nothing I'll return to.

As already mentioned, I wish the cinematography wasn't so dark (at times), so you could actually get a decent look at the odd creature designs.

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