Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Mayday is a far less creepy and sexually-explorative version of similar themes found in Zack Snyder's 2011 travesty Sucker Punch. Grace Van Patten stars as Ana, an abused and unappreciated hotel worker who retreats from her world into a fantasy where she awakes as part of a small all-girl battalion acting as sirens leading soldiers to their death with a series of false mayday messages that steer them into oncoming storms.

The movie is primarily focused on Ana, her introduction and ultimate rebellion against her new life bringing her into conflict with the sirens' leader Marsha (Mia Goth). Figures from Ana's real life appear as different characters on the island including her brutal boss and a few of her coworkers. Mayday is an interesting idea on a shoestring budget that doesn't quite work but does offer a solid message about standing up for yourself, embracing life's hardships, and not running away from your problems.

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