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Night of the Triffids

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/23/18 6:18 am
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David Masen, the son of the protagonist in Night of the Triffids leaves the Isle of Wight when the survivors' great advantage against the Triffids appears to be thrown in jeopardy by the coming of a worldwide darkness.

The Prouction has some very strong elements. The cast is strong, particularly Sam Troughton and Nicola Bryant. The effects do a good job of bringing the Triffds to life. The sound design helps create some tense scenes, particularly the part with David and Marmi swimming and battling Triffids who have evolved to survive underwater.

The writing is the challenge. In essence Night of the Triffids is a very good adaptations of a so-so book. The story has some interesting ideas such as finding out how the United States fared in the invasion of the Triffid and the aftermath. Yet, the story's insighting incident fades from importance and is answered in a couple short sentences in the last two minutes, while the resolution itself is practically a deus ex-machina. At the same time, the story asks us to follow a lot of wild and improbable plot twists, most notably, the attempt to take a character from the original book and turn him into the prime villain of this story.

This is not horrible, but isn't really a worthy successor for the original