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Karen Gillan’s Sundance Movie Dual Is Like Black Mirror Meets Hunger Games


Ever since I saw Karen Gillan transform from Doctor Whois fiery Amy Pond in the troubled but badass nebula for guardians of the galaxy, I should have known we were in for a fantastic ride from the Scottish actress. Here is now his latest film, Double, which is absolutely wild, dark and depressing all at once. I loved it.

CinemaBlend is currently covering Sundance at this year’s virtual festival, and I have to talk about Double. The sci-fi film was written and directed by Riley Stearns, who previously directed the critically acclaimed 2019 film The art of self defense. After the premiere of the independent film, it’s already acquired and will be released in cinemas this year. Before you see it, I’ll tell you a bit about its amazing concept and why you’ll want to see it once it comes out.

The idea of ​​cloning has been discussed not only in the scientific community, but also among science fiction fans for years, and Double imagine a future becoming a reality in a super dark and entertaining way. Karen Gillan plays the dark and clumsy Sarah, who unequivocally discovers that she is going to die. In an effort to ease the pain of her loved ones, she decides to look into “Replacement”, which allows her to clone herself, teach the clone her likeness, and then allow her to take her place once she is. part.

Karen Gillan and Karen Gillan as Sarah and clone in Dual

(Image credit: XYZ Films)

But when Karen Gillan’s Sarah meets her double, she doesn’t want to live in her image. Instead, the clone wants to be a better version of Sarah; one that is not plagued by anxieties or boring fashion choices and addictive habits. I won’t go into the details of what happens next, but as you can imagine, Sarah finds herself in quite a mess with her double.

It’s finish two years since we saw a new season of black mirror, and Double it looks like it comes straight out of the best episodes of the series. It finds part of its tone because it simply immerses you in the near future through the eyes of a circumstance rather than spoon-feeding you exactly when and where. There is an intense discussion with the public about the power and the pitfalls that cloning could have on our society. This too really makes me think of The hunger Games.

It’s true. Again, I’m going to remain cryptic, but the second half of the film involves Karen Gillan’s Sarah hiring a trainer, played by breaking Badis Aaron Paul, to help him kill his clone. There’s a whole setting built around how the two Sarahs have to duel, which will be broadcast around the world. There’s nothing like neighborhoods or love triangles involving a boy who likes to cook named Peeta (remember, it’s an indie movie, remember), but there’s something about having to fight someone in front of others because you have to save yourself in a sci-fi setting that completely set me back.

With all that is said, Costs arouses many emotions in its execution. It’s fun, but certainly not all fun and games. I recommend it as soon as it has a release date. While we wait, find out what other upcoming movies are on the way here on CinemaBlend.