Director/screenwriter Gerald McMorrow makes his feature debut with this ambitious psychological sci-fi drama set between contemporary London and the dystopic Meanwhile City, where the separation between church and state has been obliterated to make way for a religion-dominated society. As atheist vigilante Jonathan Preest (Ryan Phillippe) prepares to seek revenge against Meanwhile City's powerful leader, privileged artist Emilia (Eva Green) finds her cynicism and depression accelerated by the difficult relationship she shares with her mother. Meanwhile, sensitive Milo (Sam Riley) attempts to recover from a recent heartache, just as deeply religious Peter (Bernard Hill) arrives in London to search for his missing son, a haunted Gulf War veteran. As the narrative shifts between the real and imaginary worlds, McMorrow explores the complex relationships between fantasy, faith, and love. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This kind of movie is for people who love puzzles and can bridge clues and phenomenons. It's about a delusional character and his view on life. Yes its weired but its his world. Reminds me of "A Beautiful Mind" with Russel Crowe. These kind of movies you need to watch it twice to get the gist of it.
Comparisons to The Matrix franchise? FRANKLYN could be better compared to any of Terry Gilliam's films of fantastical alternate worlds AND "Dead Man's Shoes" with actor Paddy Considine. The alternate reality of FRANKLYN's dystonian world mirrors a flip-side reality in modern-day London. A beautifully made film with a genuinely original script. FRANKLYN is a swirling world of a religion-based society with clerical police, subjective reality & psychosis, war & its devastating effect on the mind, love's immortality versus the fragile quality of life, search for meaning in our modern-day world, the selfish versus the selfless, and ultimately, the limited resolution & redemption that is so hard-won in life. A strongly recommended film.
Its a very very very boring movie I mean I was not able to focus on the plot of this movie or any characters this movie is hard to follow. The only thing was somewhat appealing are the decorations and the weird masks. I just can believe Ryan Philippe was in that movie I was expecting more.