Vesper (2022) : a film review by Mark R. Leeper

‘Vesper’ is set in a post-ecological disaster world where the catastrophe was caused by human errors in genetic engineering. As a result, nature seeks its revenge. The film touches on themes of ruling groups controlling food sources by distributing seeds that are only viable for one season, a concept that is not entirely fictional.

The film features strange organisms, drawing comparisons to ‘Annihilation’ from other reviewers. However, ‘Vesper’ stands out with its exterior visuals, which predominantly showcase a dingy, gray world. The movie also introduces mutant humans created through a combination of biology, botany and electronics.

Although intriguing, the film suffers from slow pacing, especially in the second half. The movie offers a thought-provoking look into the consequences of human interference with nature, but viewers should be prepared for a slower cinematic experience.

Released theatrically on September 30, 2022, ‘Vesper’ has a rating of +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10.

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