Midnight Special quickly sets us up with a heck of a lot of questions needing to be answered. Slowly we’re fed small pieces of information, which begin to answer some of them, but more and more questions follow right behind and the movie ends up riding high on the vague-ometer way too long for my liking. To the point where I stopped caring about the story.
Which is a shame because this movie is dotted with glimmers of what could have been a great story. The last 15 minutes or so are amazing. But it just wasn’t enough to pull things back for me.
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally though, I’ll manage to tick one off the list, and then try to come up with some words about it that make me sound as though I know what I’m talking about. “Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating” – snippet from my primary school report, confirming that I am, and always have been, easily distracted.