Oxygen ★★★

Au Revoir Oxygene!!

If I’m being honest, opening the movie with the rat was the worst possible thing for the film. I felt more for that rat than anything that followed. I think it’s a flaw in the human CPU, but it’s there nonetheless. Oxygene is a serviceable enough thriller in the “confined space” sub genre, but it’s narrative limitations oddly belittle the story’s grander ambitions. There’s some taut ticking clock scenarios within the larger, master concern of depleting O2, though I was a bit apathetic when the mystery eventually steps into the broad light of day. Melanie Laurent is a good actress.

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