Overall Rank: 34794
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 2
Theatrical Release Date: 06/09/2021
Genre: Action, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Mark Raso
Actors: Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lucius Hoyos, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson
Plot: After a worldwide global event knocks out all electronics and leaves people unable to sleep a mother and daughter may hold the key for the future of humanity. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/22/2021
Netflix originals can be hit or miss - with things veering towards more miss than hit usually. Awake does have an interesting premise but fails to make much of it and devolves into a hybrid action/family drama that is uneven throughout.
As I said, the reason I tried this in the first place is because the story is something that has been done before, but at least with a unique twist. A worldwide phenomena knocks out power (later attributed to some kind of shift in the Earth's magnetism). But it also does something else - prevents almost everyone from being able to sleep. Like all good zombie movies and other such end-of-the-world scenarios before it, seeing how things play out in the beginning is the best part. Coma patients suddenly wake up, people struggle to get any kind of sleep …
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