First Glance: “Awake”

Netflix’s upcoming apocalyptic thriller “Awake” sees Gina Rodriguez playing a mother protecting her two children after society plunges into chaos following a mysterious end-world event. The film is directed by Mark Raso whose last film was the 2017 road-trip drama “Kodachrome”. Along with Rodriguez, “Awake” stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Finn Jones, and Shamier Anderson.

The first trailer dropped earlier today and opens things up quite a bit. It looks like Rodriguez and her kids wake up in a world where all access to technology has been wiped out. To make matters even worse, no one is able to sleep. As scientists frantically look for a cure, humanity quickly begins falling apart. Without question it’s an interesting concept with a lot of potentially fun and fertile ground to cover. At the same time it needs to have some kind of reasonable explanation. Hopefully Raso and company can pull it off.

“Awake” premieres June 9th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

5 thoughts on “First Glance: “Awake”

  1. OK, this looks interesting. Plus, I’m glad Ariana Greenblatt is getting some work as she is a damn good young actress. I first saw her in Stuck in the Middle as the youngest girl as she just has charisma and energy. It took me a while to realize it was her playing the young Gamora.

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