Wyatt Rockefeller's feature debut tackles exploitation and violence against women - and defeats both.
Billionaires are course to colonize space, but how is that could it unfold if they were to ever succeed? "Settlers ", a sci-fi thriller by Wyatt Rockefeller (of those Rockefellers) attacks this vision, butonly succeeds in telling a clumsy warning of property and violence on the planet Mars. It would make perfect sense for this film to side with Jerry (Ismael Cruz Cordova), a native of Mars who hopes to get his land back. Instead, he portrays him as a deranged savage.
Although it could be a simple fable about maux of colonization ism - the twist being that Remmy and his family are the real intruders - Rockefeller's confused makes Jerry the villain, and he quickly makes Remmy's life hell. Jerry (notably played by a Puerto Rican actor) will stop at nothing, including murder, to lead a successful life on Mars.
This has all the attributes of A movie that should know what it does: awesome special effects, smooth cinematography, stunning art direction. Sadly, not all the money in the world can save this rotten tale, which culminates in a scene depicting the attempted rape of a teenage girl. The "settlers" claim to challenge violence against women and colonialism. Instead, the female protagonist wallows in helplessness for most of the film, and a square robot is ultimately presented as nicer than an out of place brown man.
Uncategorized. Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes. In some cinemas and available to rent or to 'purchase on Apple TV , Google Play and other streaming and pay TV operators.