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Toronto After Dark Review: ‘Prospect’

October 19, 2018Sherry Li

Prospect, from writer/director team Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl, is a satisfying sci-fi tale with gorgeous visuals and an incredible performance from the young Sophie Thatcher.

Cee (Thatcher) and her father Damon (Jay Duplass) are on a mission to an alien moon, where they must harvest gems found in the forest. However, they quickly run into trouble when they encounter Ezra (Pedro Pascal) and others on their journey. Left without much choice, Cee finds herself left with Ezra in order to survive.

Though the plot is relatively simple, both Pascal and Thatcher do an incredible job of bringing the audience into their universe, and despite the fact that their characters could have been developed more, their motivations are easily understood. It's really the beautiful cinematography and visuals of space, however, that make this such a treat to watch. Relatively slow at times, Prospect still manages to tell its story with enough skill to keep audiences intrigued.

Prospect makes its Toronto premiere at the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Its runtime is 1 hr. 38 min.

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