Rim Of The World has just dropped on Netflix and the fun-filled movie has a lot to unpack from it.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about the film and what I took from it.
This is full spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t want to have anything ruined for yourself then I highly recommend that you turn off now.
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Rim Of The World Plot Recap
Rim Of The World follows a group of four misfit teenagers who find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion during Summer Camp. The group have no adults or guides to help show them the way so they have to face their fears, band together and become a team in order to save the world.
What I love about the film from the off is that there are clear homages to independence day with the ships flying into orbit, gravity with the continuous shot on the space station and there are many musical queues that lead back to ET and more. This really feels like a brilliant sci-fi movie that clearly wears its influences like The Purge, Gladiator, Jurassic Park, Alien, The Thing and even Schindlers List on its sleeve.
Even seeing the actress that played Agent Reyes in the X-files is similar to seeing Michael J Fox pop up in See You Yesterday and the film does a fantastic job of getting fans of sci-fi like myself hooked from the intro. As the teens arrive at camp Rim Of The World I was actually surprised at how risky and innuendo-laced the humour was, there’s a couple of laugh out loud moments and the camp guide is absolutely hilarious. I actually think adults will enjoy this more than kids and as we head into the invasion this definitely becomes more Stranger Things than the Goonies.
This is all a ground-level view and we see air dog fights from their perspective as well as what it would be like to be a kid in this scenario. They are entrusted with a special key that, when used a Nasa’s Jet Propulsion lab will be able to apparently vanquish the threat.
On the way, they get chased down several aliens and one of the characters ends up giving a well……potentially getting an alien’s junk in their mouth. Along the way their friendship grows stronger and with scenes like Alex learning to ride a back because his father could never teach him after his death, this coming of age story has a pretty big heart to it too.
All of them bond and I respect how much of a real life take the film took on teenagers. This is really relatable and bar an alien invasion, a lot of similar things happened to me growing up so I definitely appreciate how real world the dialogue felt.
Rim Of The World Ending Explained
Eventually they reach the facility to find Dr. Fielding Dead, however after a transmission comes on attempting to pull them out of the area, they stand up for themselves and find out about Excalibur, a way to destroy the mothership in high orbit.
Each member of the group really gets their moment in the spotlight and the action-packed ending reveals that Alex was actually the cause of his father’s death after he refused to move during a house fire that meant his father had to run in after him.
He sees a vision of his father who has clearly been watching over him in the film with things like the car that appeared earlier and Alex confronts his fear and the guilt he faces over causing his fathers death and escapes the crumbling facility.
With the ship destroyed the invasion is over and the world is safe. We get an awesome credits scene of the group being Knighted by the Queen on the day that Theresa May steps down as Prime minister, they do a car Karaoke with another British person that everyone in Britain Hates, and the group go on to be world-famous musicians which is absolutely hilarious.
And Now onto my review, Netflix have been smashing it recently with both this and See You Next Tuesday being two of the most enjoyable films this year.
This is a blast from start to finish and I know that if I was a teen that I would have absolutely lapped this up. It perfectly balances the humour, drama and every character feels fully developed and acts like an actual teenager would.
This is a brilliant movie from beginning to end and I definitely think it’s the one to watch this weekend if you don’t wanna see Aladdin and are too young for Brightburn.
Overall I had a lot of fun with the film and it gets an…
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