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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sheep Movie Review: KIN (2018)

KIN (2018)
August 31, 2018 (USA)
Directors: Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker
Based on: Bag Man; by Jonathan Baker; Josh Baker
Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Myles Truitt 

Rating: PG-13 (for gun violence and intense action, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and drinking)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Written By: Daniel Casey
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate
KIN, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco), the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Based on the movie poster you go in thinking this is a science fiction movie...well, it kind of is...the last 10%. But if you read the blurb it says crime thriller with a sci-fi twist and even that is a bit misleading cause it isn't so much a crime thriller as a dark on-the-run from a psycho criminal story. Basically, it wasn't what I thought it would be. AND it might be rated PG-13 and have a 14-year-old protag but the first 90% of the movie is pretty dark and violent even though there isn't much blood and a lot of the killing happens off camera. 

Let's talk about that 10% sci-fi part at the very end. That was cool but in a Power Rangers movie kind of way. That's right, it was like they wrote the movie and stuck on an ending from a different type of movie (the one I thought I was going to see and probably the tone of any possible TV series).

I'm not sure why this was released in theaters. Based on the story, it is more like a TV series pilot...and since KIN was produced by the producers of Stranger Things, this isn't a surprise. It should have debut Netflix. The movie is an origin story for Elijah Solinski and just when we find out his part in the story, it is over.

You can guess I don't recommend seeing this in the theater, wait for it to show up on TV. What I do recommend, is watching the short film KIN is based on, Bag Man. It was written and directed by the same people. It is free to watch here:

3 "keep that on the lower setting" Sheep 


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