Just when Hollywood fans thought Wonder Woman was the feminine heroine film of the year, Netflix released one of their best outings for 2017 titled “What Happened to Monday” and starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, and Willem Dafoe.
The futuristic movie is embedded with so much blockbuster action and a thrilling story-line that holds the movie audience spellbound right down to the very last second.
The fictional plot is about the year 2043, when overpopulation causes a worldwide crisis, resulting in a strict one-child policy enforced by the Child Allocation Bureau. When multiple children are born to one mother, all but the eldest are put into cryosleep. Karen Settman dies when she gives birth to identical septuplet sisters. Their grandfather Terrence names them after the days of the week and trains them to pose as a single individual named after their mother, and to leave the house only on the day of their name. To safeguard their secret, Terrence ensures they share information on a daily basis and replicates any accident that affects one of the sisters’ physical appearance. The sisters develop a system of wigs and makeup to cover any identifying features.
Unlike most films that have titles which suggest more action than can be found in the movies, “What Happened to Monday” is the exact opposite as the title tends to downplay the action scenes and stunt moves only comparable to the 1990 movie “Total Recall” and 1991 “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” both starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
What Happened to Monday was written by Max Botkin and Kerry Williamson, directed by Tommy Wirkola. The movie talks about The Bond of Trust and the Price of Betrayal. It is also a movie that draws attention to the fear of future overpopulation and possible world food shortage and the need to be moderately pro-active. With all the pros and cons, it is a movie you must see soon.