Amazon’s Undone Trailer Promises A Trippy Cross Between A Scanner Darkly And Donnie Darko
Undone (2019)

Undone is an upcoming Amazon Prime series, and coming off their hype for The Boys they’re hoping to capture a slightly different audience for the Rosa Salazar-fronted animated, time-traveling drama.

I originally thought that it was Aubrey Plaza in the lead role, but no… it’s Alita’s Rosa Salazar. She’s just an average chick on the twilight of hitting the wall… known as the “30s”, and while living a mundane and uneventful life, she’s one day struck by a car in an accident. When she ends up in the hospital, though, a rather life-changing event takes place: her dead father returns to help guide her through the chronoverse in order to make her way back in time to the day he was murdered, and prevent it from happening.

Undone attempts to fondle ripples through the cognitive pond and beckon viewers to widen their perspective about time, reality, and the perception of acceptance… very much like Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

All of this takes place, however, through the artistic vision of Raphael Bob-Waskberg and Kate Purdy’s rotoscoped depiction of a journey through time. You can check out the trailer below.

The comment section were quick to compare the series to Flowers of Evil and Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkley, the latter of which advanced on a form of rotoscoping that was actually introduced by Smoking Car Productions way back in the mid 1990s with the Brøderbund-produced The Last Express, which utilized a similar technique of capturing images of the actors in outlines and then using interpolation algorithms to produce digitized recreations of the frames as if they were hand-drawn via line-art.

The Last Express is still a remarkable, technical achievement even according to today’s standards, despite being a complete commercial bomb when it launched back in the late 1990s.

The tech has obviously advanced a lot since then, but unfortunately it’s being used to continue to push a lot of Left-wing propaganda.

First thing you probably notice is that Rosa is dating an Indian man, which is Amazon’s way of still trying to push the whole race-mixing agenda.

There’s also a lot of the Left’s diversity popping up in such a short trailer that it not only comes across as jarring by also distracting to what they’re trying to tell in the story, which is kind of funny given that the story itself is quite bonkers. But this is part of the problem when people put politics before plot; you find yourself second-guessing the content of the tale because you’re looking at all the token traits pop up in order for it to meet the Left’s increasingly disturbing standards for being “diverse”.

It’s a sick gesture and a disgusting pursuit whenever or wherever it’s pursued by artists, creators, filmmakers, or game designers.

Nevertheless, Undone is set to arrive on September 13th next month. If, however, you want a similar experience but without having to worry about being tainted with any hints of indoctrination, it might be best you stick with Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly.


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