- Title Finch
- Director Miguel Sapochnik
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 55m
- Genres Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction
- Tagline Build courage, build hope, build love
Tom Hanks is Finch, a man who embarks on a moving and powerful journey to find a new home for his unlikely family - his beloved dog and a newly created robot - in a dangerous and ravaged world.
|3:28||Of all the songs to survive the apocalypse, American Pie would not be my first choice.|
|6:02||The little reverse beep is adorable when there’s no one else around.|
|15:02||Sacrificing one robot for another is a new moral dilemma.|
|19:16||Asimov at work again.|
|23:39||The dog is better on the treadmill than I am.|
|32:44||The robot rattles now.|
|41:49||“Initiative,” with a thumbs up. Adorable.|
|47:02||How DO you explain trust?|
|55:50||“I know you were born yesterday but it’s time for you to grow up!”|
|1:07:47||Is it bad that I could watch robots messing about in an abandoned hospital all day?|
|1:15:17||Oh my god, low bridge. This is so stressful.|
|1:19:40||“Once upon a time there was a solar flare, but the flare didn’t finish us off. We did that to ourselves.”|
|1:29:14||Can robots dream? There’s a book about that, right…|
|1:50:00||The dog is the ‘and’ in the credits.|
Obviously the comparisons to Cast Away are super easy, but this was a different beast. Tom Hanks is incredible at holding the screen but he has more to play off this time, with a couple of companions, both living and robotic. The team are forced to go on a journey which means we get to see the incredible landscapes of a post-apocalyptic US, and follow Hanks as he tells a couple of heartbreaking stories along the way.
I struggle with robots in movies because I get too attached, and the adorable Jeff didn’t help this problem, but it was worth it. A top movie, Hanks delivering again, and leaving a lot to think about.
Rating: 5 / 5