Science fiction has undoubtedly been the most-watched genre on Apple TV+ in recent months. We had the second season of ‘See’, the series ‘Invasion’ and ‘Foundation’, and the highlight was given by the film with Tom Hanks, ‘Finch’. Its scenario is catastrophic and at the world level it is not a masterpiece, but still there are reasons to watch this movie.
A robot, a dog and bad prospects
First, let’s clear up an essential fact to reassure everyone: in the film there is a dog and nothing happens to the dog
What stands out from ‘Finch’ is, without a doubt, its protagonist. Tom Hanks is doing well as a man who survived a solar storm that upended the planet’s climate, rendering it arid and unable to grow crops again. Together with his dog and a robot he builds to lend him a hand, they seek to survive what is now a wasteland.
The sense of positivity, of optimism in the face of bleak prospects, is one of ‘Finch’s greatest assets and a reflection of how we must deal with the pandemic
The message it conveys, the sense of positivity in a world where there is no hope for improvement or long-term survival, is another strength of the film. Maybe it’s a reflection of the pandemic years we’ve had to deal with: in the face of new variants of the virus that lengthen the restrictions, we must not be discouraged and continue to endure with the hope that all this will end one day.
However, ‘Finch’ does not get outstanding. His greatest sin is that it’s predictable, and you can even guess several times what will happen in the next few minutes. This is not a film that will hold surprises for you. Good setting, good premise, good acting, but the feeling is that you’re seeing something you’ve seen in other shows and movies.
Which means maybe “Finch” won’t be remembered too much in the future, although I can say it’s a recommended movie for those who just need to hang out and/ or loving the acting talent of Tom Hanks. It’s one of the things that makes the movie stand out.