Again, WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK - MASSIVE SPOILERS
Who's in it?
Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges
What's it about?
In a Communist world that only Kim Jong-Un dreams of, every person born except 'chosen ones' can only see in black and white due to daily medication - a bid to keep "equality". As you can imagine, Jonas is that chosen one.
Watching this movie for the first 20-30 minutes is awful, you're just watching a badly acted and even worse scripted mirror of The Hunger Games or Divergent; then out of nowhere the movie suddenly ramps up in quality and beauty and doesn't stop.
Even from the outset the film is pretty, the high quality black and white style making a nice departure from the usual dull 3D colours, but when the "Receiver" starts to see the colour bleeding into the world, it's absolutely incredible. Subtleties like the colour of his LI's (love interest) hair or even the red of an apple is striking, and the way it continues to slowly fill in the rest of his world makes it my favourite art style since maybe even Enter The Void.
An example of the art style
The acting in the film is just bad, it's like someone cloned Plank from Ed, Edd and Eddy and gave them roles in a movie, even Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep aren't good half the time - but with a script like this even Jaysis himself would have a hard time working a miracle of consistent acting.
I don't think I've ever gone from hating something to loving it as quick as this movie. It's story is clichéd, it's script is atrocious, and yet it's incredible. The memories given to Jonas are powerful and actually moving in context, and the bleed effect of colour in only Jonas' view are astounding and well worth a watch just for that.