Before I go into detail regarding the sixth-place weekend box office finisher “Voyagers,” I’d like to compliment the eighth-place finisher “In the Earth.” Despite playing on a third fewer screens than “Voyagers,” the latter film made nearly twice as much money. One of the most fun surprises I’ve seen in a long time is the under-appreciated horror film. And by “fun,” I mean in terms of production value, not subject matter, because the film contains some graphic scenes.
Two of the boys, Christopher (Tye Sheridan) and Zac (Fionn Whitehead), become aware of the druggings and try not to take them, in what I assume is the polar opposite of normal teen experimentation. Zac, on the other hand, does not manage his heightened senses as well as Christopher does. He commits sexual assault on medical officer Sela in what will undoubtedly become the most famous scene in the film (Lily-Rose Depp). IMDB
A scene of more conventional violence follows shortly after, when Richard appears to be attacked by a space monster. Now that the teenagers are on their own, they are enraged, terrified, lustful, and, above all, deadly. The teens split into two classes based on their feelings about the project and their fear of the creature, or “beast,” if you will.