In Awake, a mysterious event causes all electronics to stop working… as well as people’s inability to sleep. I have no idea what could possibly cause both these things, and if there’s an answer, it’s absolutely not in the movie’s first trailer.
Seems like society goes to hell rather quickly once the event happens, which is bad news for ex-soldier Jill (Gina Rodriguez) and her daughter Mathilda (Ariana Greenblatt), the latter of whom seems to be the only person on the planet who can go to sleep. Especially since the trailer implies that the only way a group of very tired scientists can figure how to get people to start sleeping again is by very literally sacrificing her. I also don’t know why learning how she’s managing to go night-night requires the child to die, but clearly there’s a lot I don’t understand about this movie.
Perhaps director Mark Raso (Kodachrome) will give us the answers—perhaps—when Awake debuts on Netflix on June 9.
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