Saturday, June 17, 2017

Now on Netflix: Lucid Dream (2017)

Lucid Dream (2017) - Written and Directed by Kim Joon-Sung; Starring Ho-jin Chun, Soo Go, Suk-ho Jun.

By Kenny Howell

If you saw Inception but wished it was Korean and nowhere near as good, then Lucid Dream is movie for you.

The new Netflix original film follows the story of a journalist who gets into the world of lucid dreaming after his son is kidnapped. He goes into the dream to access the memory of that day so he can look at all the clues.

Things go even further when he does shared dreaming, jumping into the dreams of people who may know about what happened to his son. But that brings danger with it because if the person in the dream dies while he is in there, then he dies as well, for some reason, possibly science I guess.

There isn't much to say about Lucid Dream because it honestly feels like one of those straight to DVD ripoffs that come out like a week before the major movie comes out to get a bit of money out of it. They straight up steal ideas from Inception, but they seem to have a less firm grip of the world they are creating, which even though it does have some basis in reality, is a made up world. You can really do anything and it would work if you know what you are doing. It kind of feels like they made it up as they went along, and that really takes you out of it. They are obviously using the conceit for a much different type of film, but you are probably safer off just going back and watching Inception instead.

Lucid Dream is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: *

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