| Sci Fi, Adventure |

Director: Doug Liman

Writers: Patrick Ness, Christopher Ford

Cast: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, David Oyelowo

Release Date (Theaters): Mar 5, 2021  Wide

Runtime: 1h 49m

“Chaos Walking” is a science fiction western set on a colonized planet where men’s thoughts can be heard by others.


In “Chaos Walking,” it’s the year 2257, man is not-quite-thriving on a new planet, and woman is not around at all. In a place called Prentisstown, all the males try to manage their “noise” — that is, their thought, given audible and visible form, for sci-fi reasons — while maintaining a semblance of civilized life.

Into this challenging environment falls a young woman. The sensitive P-Towner Todd (Tom Holland) notices her in part because women have no noise. He’s drawn to her silence.

The young woman, Viola (Daisy Ridley), is from a larger spaceship filled with a second wave of potential colonizers, who can presumably straighten out life on this new world. Prentisstown’s mayor, who lends the town his name and is played by Mads Mikkelsen.

Mayor Prentiss (Mads Mikkelsen) wants to capture Viola as he fears she will expose all the lies he has been telling the townsfolk. Todd helps her escape. The movie lumbers along, with Viola and Todd running and fighting and running again.