The Man from Earth: Holocene

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"One must pay dearly for immortality"
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.2  (10,107)

The Man from Earth: Holocene is a 2017 science fiction drama film which serves as a sequel to the critically acclaimed cult classic, The Man from Earth, directed by Richard Schenkman. The film is written by Emerson Bixby, who also contributed to the original movie. The movie brings back the protagonist, John Oldman (David Lee Smith), an enigmatic college professor who claims to be a Cro-Magnon man born over 14,000 years ago, who has lived through every era of human civilization. The sequel picks up ten years after the original with John living a mundane life in a cabin in the woods with only his dog for company.

However, things take a turn when four of his former students - Art (played by Sterling Knight), Linda (played by Brittany Curran), Dan (played by John Billingsley), and Marnie (played by Vanessa Williams) - pay him an unexpected visit. They are worried about John and want to convince him to leave his reclusive life and move to a bigger city where he can be with people.

As they sit around a campfire discussing John's past, the group discovers that John may not be the only immortal in the world. They come across a group of people who claim to be immortals and want to study John to find the key to their own longevity.

The remaining part of the movie revolves around the group trying to come to terms with the fact that John may not be the only one with this ability. They try to understand the purpose of their immortality and discuss the implications of their existence.

The film continues to explore philosophical questions about human life, mortality and the ethical implications of immortality. It challenges the audience to think beyond their limited understanding of time and existence while simultaneously presenting complex scientific theories and ancient mythology.

David Lee Smith delivers an outstanding performance as a man who has lived through centuries and seen the rise and fall of every civilization. He is captivating in his role as the mysterious and charming John Oldman, making the audience question his immortality and wonder about the logistics behind it.

Doug Haley, Davi Santos, and the rest of the supporting cast match up to Smith's performance and bring their own unique presence to the movie. The cast works well together and their chemistry is palpable, drawing the audience into the rich world of the story.

Stylistically, the film follows the aesthetic of the first movie, relying on dialogue and characterization to drive the narrative forward. The scenery also does the movie justice, with expansive shots of the forest and outdoor landscapes providing a stark contrast to the intimate conversations happening between characters.

Overall, The Man from Earth: Holocene is a thought-provoking movie that explores the concept of immortality and raises philosophical issues about the human experience. The film mirrors its predecessor by relying on dialogue and storytelling to drive the narrative while taking the audience on an intellectual journey. It challenges the idea of mortality and encourages the audience to ponder about the bigger picture of existence. A must-see for fans of the first movie and for those who enjoy intellectually stimulating science fiction.

The Man from Earth: Holocene is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

The Man from Earth: Holocene
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    1 hr 38 min
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    5.2  (10,107)