The first 'I Origins' trailer has arrived, and the film seems like a suitable follow-up from the team of writer/director Mike Cahill and star Brit Marling, who first worked together a couple of years ago on 'Another Earth.' The pair have returned with another strange but seemingly less subdued sci-fi outing, this time with former 'Boardwalk Empire' star Michael Pitt in the leading role, and a whole lot of eyeballs.
When Mike Cahill took the stage after the world premiere of 'I Origins' at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival he spoke excitedly about how special speakers were installed in the theater to take advantage of the film's rich sound mix. Did they movie have a good sound mix? Yeah, I suppose it did. But, did it do anything to make up for the half-assed storytelling and dull performances in this desultory and frustrating film? Uh, no.