Portlanders lined up at Cinemagic and filled every seat in the house for this one.
There's what feels like superhuman stress and duress in this story, given the bleakness and impossible odds. The use of flashbacks is effective.
This film teaches compassion, and like a Charles Dickens novel also shows how suffering will twist a human character into something diabolical.
I came away admiring humans more than not, but hating their circumstances. That would seem a productive head space, not too misanthropic.
My morning was productive, in terms of advancing my "4D meme" -- admittedly esoteric. I'd like my brand of positive futurism to catch on more and that requires connecting the dots.