THX 1138 (1971)

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In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.


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22 December 2015 | Michael_Elliott
Beautiful Looking Film
THX 1138 (1971)

** (out of 4)

Set in the future, George Lucas' feature-length debut as director tells the story of a man (RObert Duvall) and woman (Maggie McOmie) who decide to rebel against the rules of not experiencing love/sex. The two of them stop taking the drugs that they're supposed to take and set off to do what they want.

THX 1138 is the type of movie I respect more than I actually enjoyed watching it. It's pretty clear from watching this that Lucas certainly had a talented eye as it's rather amazing what he was able to do with such a small budget. With that said, as much as I enjoyed certain aspects of this film, at the same time I'm not going to lie because it bored me pretty bad.

On a visual level THX 1138 is quite amazing because you really do get the feeling that you're viewing something set in the future. The sets certainly give you a futuristic feel and there's no doubt that Lucas manages to build up a very thick atmosphere. I really liked the look of the film as well and especially how most of the film is done in long shots.

I'd also say that Duvall and McOmie are very good in the lead roles and that Donald Pleasance is also very good. The cinematography is top-notch and there's no doubt that Lucas made a very believable and good looking film. Still, there's really no connection I had to the characters or the story, which is what made the film rather boring to get through.

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