Dystopian TV movie falls short on plot
Unfortunately, the new HBO TV movie Fahrenheit 451 spends too much of its energy on showing off its groovy tech, and not enough on character or story, writes Outside the Box columnist Johanna Schneller. “As far as character transformations go, I’ve seen more meaningful and moving realizations in an episode of Queer Eye,” she writes. “It’s really hard to work up much excitement for an OK dystopia movie when you’ve got The Handmaid’s Tale doing brilliant dystopia a couple of clicks away.” Read Schneller’s full review of the Ray Bradbury adaptation at thestar.com/television
Michael Shannon, left, and Michael B. Jordan in Fahrenheit 451.