COMA (2020) Movie Review

Coma is a 2020 Russian Sci-Fi film released in dubbed English version. It’s about a man who awakes in a chaotic dystopian world filled with memories of comatose patients and nonexistent laws of physics. Anyone who goes to a coma goes to that world as per the initial setup but we later find out that it’s just a mad scientist’s experiment. It may be Russian but it has all the Hollywood signage in it.

The premise of the beginning is strong. The visuals and the mysterious aura bring a sense of suspense that sucks you into the first half of the movie. However, the ending feels a bit rushed and badly written. It could do more with a bit more thoughts and closure. We get introduced to this amazing world but we never get the chance to explore it. That’s the biggest downside of this film. And even if we get the villain’s motives in the end, we never really get a proper backstory.

I love the concept. I could not take my eyes off for a second. But in my opinion, this concept could have explained and presented much better. The details are not enough. Otherwise, the visuals and the concept were just mind-blowing. It’s fun to watch if you can ignore the plot holes and the overall kind of lack of emotion given off during the whole film. Though I will say that could be due to the fact that I was watching dubbed instead of subtitled, which mixed up the original tones. The movie has a great concept but needed more exploration and action.

K- Score: 60%

STW: 15/30, D: 14/25, C: 7/8, E: 2/5, A: 5/10, PVD: 10/12, S: 7/10