Apple TV+ only has a few dozen titles that make up the majority of its streaming library. But now, there are multiple Apple Original Films starring Tom Hanks available to stream on the service, with Hanks’ new movie FinchThis was added earlier in the month.
The WWII action thriller, the Apple TV+ title previously produced by Hanks is now available on Apple TV+ GreyhoundHanks is a naval officer responsible for protecting a merchant shipping convoy against Nazi submarines. There’s a claustrophobic intensity that pervades the entire film. That’s because the viewer essentially stays at Hanks’ side for almost the entirety of the movie, on the ship he commands. It was an excellent addition to Apple TV+’s content library. Also for the iPhone maker’s streaming service, meanwhile, Hanks is working with Steven Spielberg on Masters of the Air. It’s a follow-up of sorts to Band of BrothersA WWII miniseries called “The Greatest Show on HBO” that I consider one of the greatest HBO productions.
Finch — streaming on Apple TV+
For now, we’ve got a heartwarming new Hanks feature film about a man, a dog, and his robot companion, traversing a dystopian, ruined American landscape.
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There’s a really simple construct at the heart of this movie. Global devastation was caused by a solar flare. Hanks plays a robotics engineer named Finch, and he’s dying of an unnamed condition. But not knowing what it is doesn’t matter. This movie is about a man who knows he doesn’t have a lot of time left. So he builds a robot to take care of his beloved dog named Goodyear after he’s gone.
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In Finch, Apple’s press material explains, “a man, a robot, and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone … As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.
“Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.”
Miguel Sapochnik is the film’s director. He has previously helmed some major episodes of television. Game of Thrones Includes “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards”And “The Bells”. His other feature film, however, was Repo MenIn 2010.
Ratings and reaction
Over at Rotten Tomatoes, FinchBased on over 500 user ratings, the current audience score is 67%. The critics’ score currently stands at 74%, derived from 151 reviews at the moment. This one is included. MashableThe movie is praised by, who praises it for its simple pleasures.
“On the surface,”The reviewer points out, “Finch is a winsomely eccentric science-fiction adventure about a man, his dog, and his son, setting off on a quest for a better tomorrow.”
Thrillist noted Sapochnik’s work with Hanks is what made it work. “Hanks plus dog plus robot might feel too cute for its own good, but director Miguel Sapochnik, a frequent helmer of the massive battle episodes of Game of Thrones, finds joyful and mournful notes to play while still hitting all the familiar beats.”
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