Directed by Rupert Wyatt. With John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga. Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.
This is a great film, but I see why it’s getting mixed reviews, not everyone can sit through the suspense or be ok with how the movie ended. The crowd I watched this with seemed confused by the ending or some of the major plot points, I over heard a few people saying they’d just have to ask a friend what it all meant. I was thinking it was a little too on the nose or heavy handed with it’s foreshadowing, but apparently you really do have to hit people over their heads to get them to understand what’s going on.