Don’t Worry, Captain Fantastic Won’t Make You Think Too Hard About Life In The Metropolis

-Co-written by Tom Bostock

 

A father raising his herd of children outside the confines of modern civilisation is the type of Utopian-hipster fantasy that even Rousseau would roll his eyes at. Still, Matt Ross (Silicon Valley) does put in place elements that could amount to a great film – it is just a shame he fails to make use of most of them. Whilst trying to create a balanced critique which could truly force his audience into dilemma after undecided dilemma, all that Ross achieves is to lose the nuance of his arguments, despite the best efforts of his accomplished ensemble cast.

 

[Please note, the rest of this article contains spoilers.]

 

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