Run Away with Me (2015)

It starts with what sounds like the intro to an H.P. Lovecraft story.

Not that it has anything to do with what comes next: a brutal, black and white sequence with a deadly hand-to-hand battle between the hero and the man who killed his son.

Next it becomes a hard-boiled Blade Runner-esque story of a down and out former soldier, hired by the most powerful man in the world to save mankind by going to a distant planet.

In the meantime, he gets involved with a mysterious prostitute who may be someone from his past.

However, the billionaire may have very different plans for him than he is saying…

And then there’s that business of the black hole which is about to destroy the Earth…

Run Away With Me is very hard to pin down.  It wants to be tough and brutal — and yet, at the same time a romance, and to indulge in metaphysical weirdness of the Quantum variety.

And, if those contradictions weren’t enough, it is notably well filmed with atmospheric lighting, interesting sets and locations, good cinematography — and yet the digital effects are surprisingly poor.

It all ends with some particularly strange revelations, a spectacular 2001-style light show and an ending with takes Kubrick’s just a step or two further.

Mind you, as most people have no idea what 2001: A Space Odyssey actually means, they probably won’t recognize that.

This is an impressive, well made film.  It’s quite good.

But I’m still not sure what I think about it.

(Available for Free on Tubi)

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