Netflix released "What Happened to Monday?" on August 30th. The movie was beautiful in many ways. The storytelling, cinematography, world-building, and characters came together to create a fantastic journey. If you might at all be interested in this sci-fi masterpiece I heavily advise you watch it without at all doing any prior research.
The story set up a future in which global warming has basically made Earth barren. Scientists then start to develop more GMOs to combat the growing famine. The genetically modified crops cause women to give birth to multiple kids at a time. Twins is the new norm, and the global population has skyrocketed. To combat this, The Child Allocation Bureau is created, a force used by the government to make sure that people are following the new one child-policy. The story follows Karen Settman, or rather the multiple people that make up Karen Settman. Seven sisters, each named after a different day of the week, inhabit the character of Karen Settman on the day of the week that corresponds with their name. After Monday doesn't return to their apartment one night, the six other girls must combat the Child Allocation Bureau for their survival.
Why was it good?
Pacing - The pacing was awesome. The story was divided into chapters based on the days of the week and it helped break up and digest the story.
Deaths - I really liked how willing the director was to kill off multiple of the sisters. After they had generally served their purposes for the overall story, they pretty much died off immediately. Sunday dies early on, when the Bereau first invades their home. She dies slowly, with multiple of the other sisters watching. Thursday references that sunday was the biggest team player, but in her final moments, she states how little she enjoyed her life, and regrets that she has no idea who she really is. This was probably the most impactful death. Wednesday's death was by far the "hardest death."
North Cobb Magnet Senior. Senior Producer for Tomahawk Today. Secretary of the Senior Class. SkillsUSA State Champion and Chapter Officer. Most importantly and aspiring filmmaker. A couple of other things too.