It’s curious that in the midst of a global pandemic, post-apocalyptic movies and TV shows have never been more popular. From Netflix’s Sweet Tooth TV adaptation to the acclaimed sequel A Quiet Place: Part II, dystopian stories have surprisingly become our go-to form of entertainment. Maybe it’s just weirdly reassuring to see the world go to hell in a way that’s a little more stylish than it is in reality. 

The genre’s current popularity seemingly bodes well, then, for Reminiscence. Warner Bros’ upcoming sci-fi thriller certainly has the ingredients to be successful – an all-star cast, a mysterious plot with shades of Gone Girl and Memento, and a visually arresting post-apocalyptic setting that offers a glimpse into a potential future for our planet – but how does it fare as a spectacle?

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