Sci Fi-esque Thriller ‘Marionette’ Tries to be Smarter Than It Is

Sommerleigh Pollonais – Senior Writer

Marionette tells the story of a therapist who moves to Scotland after losing her husband. There she meets a ten-year-old boy who claims he can control her future.

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I give the movie points for effort. The problem though, is it tries to fit way too many different allegories and metaphors into one story. Think I’m kidding? Well let’s break it down together.
First they bring up Schrodinger’s Cat. For those who have no clue what that’s about, simply put you have a cat in a closed box with some poison. The poison is then released. Without getting into the whole quantum mechanics of it all, the cat is both alive and dead, until you open the box, which posits the existence of the multi-world theory.
Okay, I’m on board so far.

But then they drop this almost immediately and dive into the religious aspects instead. Is the boy God or is he just a boy? Can we change our fate if it’s predetermined by another being? Why is this movie trying to seem smarter than it actually is? It’s like they don’t know I’ve watched The Twilight Zone television show growing up and I KNOW this is nothing more than a polished up version of one of (if not) the best episode ever called “It’s a Good Life.” Seriously, go Wiki it and see for yourself! They don’t even bother changing the sex of the child to switch things up a bit!

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Marionette overcomplicates what should’ve and could’ve been, a straightforward sci-fi-esque thriller. I might’ve even given it higher marks if they stuck the conclusion. Instead, I felt like I was watching Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with its multiple endings, instead of just sticking with the one that worked best.

Sommer’s Score: 5 out of 10

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2755F829-2EEC-4A68-B6F7-F963F48C9D92 Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.

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