The crew of a colony ship is in route to an earth-like planet where the new colony will be established. The plans have been laid down so perfectly, but when another uncharted world somehow shows up on the radar, they take a detour to investigate. Plans and timetables for completion be damned—and so too all those safety protocols that must be followed when you arrive on a new world—they just had to investigate. What should happen to a captain who OKs putting a sleeping crews’ lives at risk? Mull that over as you read. Surely there is no real danger of an alien infection and/or predator-prey dynamics to be concerned with?
When a small-time army-enlisted conman “Nick Morton” (Tom Cruise) accidentally frees the evil goddess, things go from bad to worse for the modern world, and for “Jenny Halsey” (Annabelle Wallis), an army archeologist and Nick's love interest.
The film, which Scorsese refers to as his "obsession," is the culmination of some 27 years of work. It is brought down to scale in this 159-minute film. Scorsese may or may not be hoping for an Oscar from it, for which Scorsese has been nominated at least a dozen times in the past and won once for his The Departed in 2007.
Silence is based on a 1966 novel bearing the same name by a Japanese author named Shusaku Endo. It is based on historical events and takes place in the 17th-century. It brings us the story of two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries, "Rodrigues" (Andrew Garfield) and "Garrpe" (Adam Driver). They travel to Japan to track down their mentor, "Father Ferreira" (Liam Neeson) who reportedly has defected from the faith and is living as a Japanese.
"Conor O'Mally" (Lewis MacDougall) is going to live with his grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) because his mother (Felicity Jones) isn't doing well with the treatments she is receiving. And the doctors prognosis is not very good. Conor's dad (Toby Kebbell) is in America and can't see uprooting him and bringing him to the U.S. This causes more conflict in the vulnerable and impressionable mind of an 11-year-old boy.
And not only does she believe it is real, but that it is the beginning of a new stage in human evolution (this is the premise Shyamalan keeps coming back to all throughout the movie). Dr. Fletcher's evidence for believing these claims is discussed at length in the movie and introduced into various plot segments, suggesting, for instance, that some personalities are stronger physically, have different levels of cholesterol, and on and on the details go. M. Night Shyamalan's return to the big screen is not without a love for details, which the audience gets in spades!
Being unhappy with themselves and naturally impulsive by nature, they chase down every scummy drug-dealer, pimp, and kingpin they can find. They extort them and get rid of them, either by offing them or locking them up (usually the former), depending on how big of an offender they happen to be.