Chaos Walking

Chaos Walking (2021) crash-lands with an intriguing premise: a world where everyone’s thoughts are broadcast for all to hear, called “Noise.” Tom Holland leads the cast as Todd Hewitt, a young man on a quest to find his missing father in this sci-fi adaptation of Patrick Ness’s novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go.”
The film’s strength lies in its world-building. The constant barrage of “Noise” creates a sense of paranoia and vulnerability, effectively portraying the challenges of living in such a world. Holland delivers a charming performance as Todd, navigating this chaotic landscape with a mix of naivety and determination.
**However, the constant stream of thoughts can be overwhelming at times, and the film struggles to balance exposition with character development. The supporting cast, including Daisy Ridley, feels underdeveloped, their motivations and personalities lost in the cacophony of Noise.
The plot takes a backseat to the world-building in the first half, which might frustrate viewers looking for a fast-paced action film. The second half picks up the pace, but the emotional core of the story doesn’t quite resonate.

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