The writing of the film was very good. At first, the plot line could be a bit confusing, but it quickly fell together. The film was also never boring, but went along at a steady pace, not too fast, but not too slow. The plot of the film was quite interesting, and it presented some philosophical questions.
The acting of the film was phenomenal. Jaeden Lieberher was great in his role. I loved him in "St. Vincent", and this film really proved his range of abilities. Michael Shannon is phenomenal in his role. He was as believable and devoted as he always is, even when he was a corpse in "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice". Joel Edgerton is also great, playing one of the most well-written characters in the film that undergoes the same moral deliberations that the audience does. Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver are also very good in their supporting roles, but their roles are a bit underused.
The cinematography of the film was amazing. I actually saw this film on the front row of the theater in a recliner seat, so it felt almost like watching the film in IMAX. The visual effects that were present in the film looked great too.
So overall, I was extremely pleased with "Midnight Special". It had a good balance of story-driven and character-driven elements. I definitely recommend that you see it if you get a chance, but unfortunately, it is underperforming at the box office, so those chances are slim.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.