MoviePass has really let me see a ton of movies, including ones I ordinarily would not have gone to in the theatre. Today I saw Downsizing. I had seen the trailer probably six times and part of me wishes I knew less about the movie going in.
Matt Damon is Paul who decides to undergo a medical procedure where he is shrunken down. Then science behind it is to save the environment, but a primary motivation is because you can basically be a millionaire on very little money. At the last second, Paul’s wife decides not to do the procedure and so Paul is left alone in this new environment.
The premise of the movie is pretty cool and imagining the what ifs and scenarios is fascinating. The story gets pretty bogged down and doesn’t completely resolve itself. I kind of get what the filmmaker was trying to say about humanity, but it didn’t completely land for me.