Who still remembers “The Ghost” with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore? The romantic drama in which Swayze’s character died but the lovers still kept in touch? Well, ‘Endless’ is the Instagram used version of this movie: everything looks flashy but has the emotional depth of an annoying dishwasher. At its best, the movie is like a commercial for a fall jacket, with many hard-to-see people on the edge of a lake. But there does not appear to be a single line of text nor a single moving image.
Al-Haddad deserves a better movie
When the movie begins, Chris and Riley are madly in love. She loves to draw cartoons, and loves to mess with his motorcycle. When Riley is picked up at a prestigious university and has to transfer, Chris becomes furious. You’ll stay with him forever, right? Kindly weird this is all new to Chris, but hey. When they drive home from a party that night, with Chris bouncing in the passenger seat, they die. Chris dies, Riley no. From her graphics, they seem to be able to stay in touch, after of course Riley searched for “spiritual connection” on Google. But after a few hugs at the edge of the aforementioned lake, Riley learns that her posthumous contact with Chris may not be good at all.
The blacksmith really deserves a better movie. Endless is clearly aimed at a younger audience, but the young audience also deserves more than a story created by a botched algorithm that tastes like a dish of Brinta without milk.