Children escaping the tough realities of life – normally parental tragedy, bullies or some-such factor — by escaping right into a fantasy world is a tried-and-tested idea. And it is again once more in Francis Lawrence’s new film Slumberland, which stars Jason Momoa and teen Marlow Barkley.
This is the story: After her father Peter (Kyle Chandler) is unexpectedly misplaced at sea, younger Nemo’s (Barkley) idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is totally upended when she is distributed to dwell within the metropolis together with her well-meaning however deeply awkward uncle Phillip (Chris O’Dowd).
Her new college and new routine are difficult by day however at night time, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges however lovable outlaw who shortly turns into her companion and information. She and Flip quickly discover themselves on an unbelievable journey traversing desires and fleeing nightmares, the place Nemo begins to hope that she will probably be reunited together with her father as soon as once more…
Should you’ve ever needed to see Jason Momoa as, nicely, a dude with goat horns on his head, Slumberland is able to make your dream – or maybe that is your thought of a nightmare? – come true.
Slumberland will land on Netflix on 18 November.