review by Bobby Blakey
Karen Gillan has been on fire in the last few years starring as Nebula in the MCU as well as the Jumanji flicks. More recently she has kicked some ass in the Gunpowder Milkshake and currently starring in The Bubble for Netflix. Her next flick Dual co-stars Beulah Koale, Theo James and Aaron Paul from The Art of Self Defense director Riley Stearns. Could this film offer up an interesting premise worth checking out or will it fail to be worth duplicating?
Dual follows Sarah opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family upon receiving a terminal diagnosis. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
The premise for this film was instantly interesting to me, but wasn’t sure outside of that on the overall tone. Despite it being a sci-fi film of sorts it is very much grounded in the real world as weird as it may be. Honestly with the idea I think I expected a bit more action or at least a big action payoff, but that is not here at all, but there is a quirky bizarre movie that I found strangely entertaining which isn’t overly unexpected coming from Stearns.<