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Chaos Walking [2021] (1 disc)

Director:Doug Liman
Writer:Christopher Ford
Patrick Ness
Composer:Brandon Roberts
Marco Beltrami
Length:109 minutes
(1 hour 49 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:22%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality where all thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

Reaction: Could use just a touch of work with pacing at times, but it's interesting and fun.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Doug Liman => Director
Christopher Ford => Writer
Patrick Ness => Writer / Book "The Knife of Never Letting Go"
Brandon Roberts => Composer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
Bethany Anne Lind => Karyssa Hewitt
Cynthia Erivo => Hildy
Daisy Ridley => Viola
David Oyelowo => Aaron
Demián Bichir => Ben
Julian Richings => Gault
Kurt Sutter => Cillian
Mads Mikkelsen => Mayor Prentiss
Nick Jonas => Davy Prentiss, Jr.
Óscar Jaenada => Wilf (uncredited)
Patrick Garrow => Ivan
Ray McKinnon => Matthew
Tom Holland => Todd
Vincent Leclerc => Daws

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Although Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford are the only credited screenwriters, Charlie Kaufman, Jamie Linden, John Lee Hancock, Gary Spinelli, and Lindsey Beer all wrote drafts of the script.
  • Tom Holland had his wisdom teeth pulled out and was bedridden for four days during filming.
  • In the book series, Todd and Viola are supposed to be in their early teens, but in reality, the main actors are early to mid twenties.
  • The first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy is called {'The Knife of Never Letting Go'} and is a winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Award.
  • Tom Holland missed the Avengers: Endgame (2019) premiere because he was busy doing reshoots for Chaos Walking.
  • Tom Holland (notoriously boyish looking for his actual mid-twenties age) was asked to grow as much facial hair as he could for his role. In the span of five weeks, all he could grow was a thin-striped goatee that is barely a soul-patch.
  • On the last day of filming, Tom Holland passed out on camera while performing a scene where he had to hold his breath under water.
  • During the first week of filming, Tom Holland broke his nose after getting punched in the face by a stuntman during a fight scene.
  • Robert Zemeckis was in talks to direct the film at one point.
  • Daisy Ridley wore a blonde wig for her role as Viola.