Rim of the World Review
May 29, 2019 at 4:42pm
Rim of the World is a Netflix Original film that follows a group of four kids as they deal with an alien invasion. It’s an interesting setup, and definitely adult in nature so perhaps not the best choice for the younger audience. That is of course, up to the adult in the situation. Things start out relatively calm as you meet the group and understand their skills during some camp events.
That’s where everything basically starts, the first few days of summer camp. It’s an interesting group, and they grow with one another as they deal with this invasion that’s going on. At the head of the squad is a timid individual named Alex (Jack Gore) and he is mostly supported by the quiet, yet deadly ZhenZhen (Miya Cech). The rest of the squad is formed out of a rich boy Dariush (Benjamin Flores Jr.) and mysterious Gabriel (Alessio Scalzotto).
Everyone will need to band together once they’ve been given a vital task and sent towards the crumbling Los Angeles. It’s somewhat of a typical adventure, but a fun one as well with these kids luckily having one mostly straight journey there.
There were definitely some throwback moments in this one, mostly to older films. It had a sense of adventure as these four aimed to make it against all odds. It was rather silly, and you sort of just have to go along with it.
I thought it was generally a fine watch, but definitely could point out weak spots if I aimed to look for them. It was decently well shot, the monster CGI could have honestly been better. I thought the dialogue and core story was sound. It focused on overcoming issues while also avoiding tropes. At the same time, it hit many tropes dead on. They definitely had some fun with this and it wasn’t a bad watch.
Rim of the World is an alright adventure tale as a group of kids aim to defy the odds in an alien invasion. It wasn’t anything too amazing, yet at the same time an entertaining journey. It was certainly adult in nature, while not necessarily heading down that path directly.
I found some of it to be funny and the leads to have chemistry with one another. The acting felt fine, some things were silly and perhaps it was just too easy of a journey in my opinion. There was mostly just fun here, and I won’t hate it that much for presenting a good time.
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Rating Overall: 6.2