Available on Apple TV +, the sci-fi drama Finch starring Tom Hanks looks like an assemblage of several films. Let’s decipher which ones.
1. Alone in the world
It’s the same starting pitch, Finch is (almost) alone in the world. He is one of the last survivors after Earth became unlivable due to severe climate change. Exposure to the sun is fatal for all living things. Here, Finch doesn’t live alone on a desert island, but in a bunker he has built for himself. Unlike Chuck Noland, who Tom Hanks already played in Alone in the World, Finch doesn’t seek to have interactions with other people. He even flees them, for fear of being killed for his food or other goods.
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Warning, the following is SPOILER if you haven’t seen “Finch”
What is it about ?
A man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family at the center of a powerful and touching adventure. Finch, a robotics engineer, wants to make sure that someone will look after his faithful companion after his death. A rare survivor of a cataclysmic solar phenomenon that turned the world into a desert, Finch has lived in an underground bunker for years, where he has built his own world, which he shares with his dog Goodyear. He creates a robot to watch over Goodyear when he is no longer able. As the trio embark on a perilous journey through a desert American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who calls himself Jeff, the joy and wonder that life brings. Their adventure is made up of both obstacles and humor, because while it is difficult for Finch to get Jeff and Goodyear to get along well, he must also face the dangers of the new world.
Finch, a movie written by Ivor Powell and Craig Luck, directed by Miguel Sapochnik starring Tom Hanks and Caleb Landry Jones. On Apple TV +
Finch’s Right Formula
A true science fiction film, Finch is a film that resembles Russian dolls. In other words, it’s a movie that seems to hide several with its themes that sound like something familiar. Winks, tributes, inspirations… let’s take a closer look at Finch’s formula!