Aftermath

Watched: 25 August

A dour but occasionally compelling drama about the repercussions after two planes collide mid-air, killing everyone on board. The story follows two men equally: one, played by Arnie (who is making some interesting late career choices, and co-produces here with Darren Aronofsky), mourns the death of his wife and daughter, while another (Scoot McNairy), being the air traffic control operator on duty in an under-staffed control room, struggles with guilt and remorse. There’s a good performance by Schwarzenegger and a couple of powerful, emotional moments, though supporting characters are little more than thinly-drawn stereotypes and the ending – which feels rushed and a little flat – undoes much of the good work that precedes it. (**½)

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