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[VFF ’16] The Dangers of Wandering Alone … Into the Forest, A Movie Review

11 Feb

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Although Patricia Rozema’s on-screen adaptation of Jean Hegland‘s novel Into the Forest is light on the science fiction and heavy on the drama, it hardly feels like a genre product. The world has fallen apart and nobody really cares. Most of the plot is centred around two young ladies, Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) learning how to fend for themselves.

No detailed explanation is given in either version as to why the world power grid failed. A war somewhere in Europe is alluded to but none of that fallout is going to be noticed in the woodlands of North Eastern USA — well, unless an electromagnetic bomb went off in the atmosphere or NASA failed to report one massive solar flare that has taken out much of the continent.

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