LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND – A Review by John Strange
There are two basic types of the “Aliens Arrive in Our Skys” scenario. The first is the outright attack from above (think Independence Day and War of the Worlds). The second is more insidious. It has the aliens taking us via other methods (think V).
Landscape With Invisible Hand uses the second method to take us. They arrive and quickly contrive to make us dependent upon them for everything.
This is a very long story that could just as easily have been an episode of Twilight Zone (think “To Serve Man”). It is hard to watch because the alien’s treatment of humans isn’t harsh, it is more like a master to pet.
I wish I didn’t have any idea of what I was getting into with this film. But I watched the trailers, and it looked interesting. The final trailer (listed below) would have given me a better idea of the true plot of this film. Sadly, this was a film that had me checking my watch periodically. It is well made with decent special effects, but the plot turned me off as I watched the subjugated humans trying to survive day to day. If you can’t handle a “downer” movie, stay away from Landscape with Invisible Hand.
Director: Cory Finley
Cast: Asante Blackk, Kylie Rogers, Tiffany Haddish, Josh Hamilton, Michael Gandolfini, William Jackson Harper, Brooklynn MacKinzie
MPAA Rating: R (for language and brief violent content)
Selig Rating: 2.5 Stars
Runtime: 105 Min.
Release Date: 08/18/2023
Local Release Locations: AMC NorthPark 15, Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas, Cinemark Legacy and XD, Cinemark Tinseltown Grapevine and XD
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.
4 Stars – Good movie/show
3 Stars – OK movie/show
2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…
1 Star – Total waste of time.