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Encounter is an American as well as British science fiction suspense movie. Michael Pearce and Joe Barton are the directors and writers; and Dimitri Doganis, Piers Vellacott, and Derrin Schlesinger are the producers of this movie.
In October 2018, it was announced that Joe Barton and Michael Pearce will together be writing a film from a screenplay. From July 2020, few cast members started joining the production team. Now it is set to be premiered on September 3, 2021, by Telluride Film Festivals worldwide. It will be released internationally on September 10, 2021, by TIFF. And will be available on Amazon prime videos on December 10, 2021. An official trailer is also been released on youtube by amazon prime videos.
A psychological suspense film needs to make a questionable, solid, and real sense story plot to attract its viewers. Film BEAST directed by Michael Pearce sets a perfect example of such a film, with an estranged young woman Jessica Buckley giving her best. That film’s story plot attracted the view at first and making the director as a best British debut and filmmaker. After his successful film Beast, Pearce came up with another such thriller movie “Encounter”.
The Movie is Most Ambiguous
The movie after every scene leaves a question in the viewer’s mind. In the movie, we will see Malik Kahn performed by Riz Ahmed. Riz Ahmed is the main character of the story. The whole story revolves around him. He will be an ex-Marine who will have proof that the world will be conquered by Aliens. Aliens will conquer parasites and some insects that will bite and harm the humans, and once a body is bitten it will come under their control then they can make the body do whatever they want.
Malik believes that half of the population in the US is already been infected by them and in order to protect the rest, half suggest dipping yourself in a bug spray. After delivering his duty for 2 years, he reaches his home and finds out that his wife is also been infected and so takes his children (Lucian-River Chauhan as Jay and Aditya Geddada as Bobby) away in order to save them. They had a fear that they might also be infected in the same way by aliens.
Michael Pearce and Joe Barton have not revealed the secret that if Malik Kahn has found out the whole truth about the aliens or not or whether he just made an inclusion about it. Another twist is that the two children were not known about their father’s whereabouts for the last two years. The movie’s genre, thriller, and science-fiction are overtones but are not reliable on their fantastical visuals.
Other cast members like Hattie performed by Octavia Spencer, Piya Kahn performed by Janina Gavankar have also given their best. The movie only focuses on encounters. And this is the reason for receiving some critics over the internet. The half of the movie drops paranoid science fiction.