The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow (SPOILERS)


The biggest discovery in “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow:” Castor and Leda’s original is Mrs. S’s biological mother.  This means that Mrs. S is related to Sarah and Kiera!  All is right in the world!

In “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow,” we got the ultimate showdown: Helena vs. Pouchy.  And of course, our seestra triumphed over Pouchy and his minions.

My favorite part of “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow” was seeing Helena as Alison through the peephole.  Helena wore Alison’s fluffy winter hat, smiled, and waved.  This shot was filmed with a fish-eye lens which made it extra goofy.

A clever transition between scenes was between the scene where Delphine was questioning Shay and the scene when Helena washed her hands after “meeting” Pouchy.  We saw a shot of Delphine washing a blade under Shay’s bathtub facet.  Without notice, the shot changed to Helena washing blood off her hands.  The characters’ hands and the running water were placed perfectly so that it took me a second to realize the scene had changed.  It was a smooth and artistic.

Another great part of “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow” was the contrast between Mrs. S singing with her band and Terrance being tortured.  It was jarring, but at the same time, decreased the severity of Terrance’s predicament by giving us a break from his graphic scene.  Director, Vincenzo Natali, made a good choice in showing these scenes in juxtaposition.

“Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow” had a great twist ending.  I was not expecting Gracie to be the one to turn “The Island of Doctor Moreau” over to Castor, but now that I think of it, it seems pretty obvious.  The writers tricked the characters and the audience into thinking Shay was the culprit, so the real one slipped right under our noses.

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