Although suspense and intrigue are sustained by James’ intense storyline, a half interesting film cannot make-up for what is lacking as a whole. Submergence strives to be artistic, thought-provoking, complex and nuanced. Wim Wenders captures stunning scenery, however, his direction feels like he is trying too hard to create something extraordinary.
Despite their strong performances, McAvoy and Vikander are unable to save this sinking ship of a film. Ultimately, we are sadly left with an average movie that leaves viewers feeling disappointed and unsatisfied.
Submergence (2017) Directed by Wim Wenders. Written by Erin Dignam. Starring Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, and Alexander Siddig.
2.5 out of 5 stars