Apple TV+ still only has several dozen titles that comprise the entirety of its first-party streaming library.
But now, there are multiple Apple Original Films starring Tom Hanks available to stream on the service, with Hanks’ new movie Finch just added on Friday.
The previous Hanks led La scuola cattolica Film title is the WWII action thriller Greyhound, in which Hanks plays a naval officer assigned to protect a merchant ship convoy from 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. Overall, it was a solid addition to the Apple TV+ content library. Also for the iPhone maker’s streaming service, meanwhile, Hanks is working with Steven Spielberg on La scuola cattolica Streaming Ita. It’s a follow-up of sorts to Band of Brothers, a WWII miniseries that in my opinion is one of the best things HBO has ever produced.
Finch — now 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. A solar flare led to global devastation. 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.
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.
Reaction and ratings
il Film Extinct 2021, Finch currently enjoys a 69% audience score based on more than 250 user ratings. The critics’ score currently stands at 73%, derived from 116 reviews at the moment. They include this one from Extinct Streaming Italiano, which praises the movie for its simple pleasures.
The reviewer notes, 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.
Comedian and former SNL cast member Leslie Jones raved that the film had her sobbing. Spencer 2021 you are one of the best actors on this planet!!