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I'm not certain how a movie can be both "chaotic and desperate" and also "grindingly slow." The movie definitely moves at a semi-slow pace for a summer would-be blockbuster, but there's not much that's "chaotic" about it. It basically has two characters, and cuts back and forth between clear narratives for each, with a handful of easy-to-follow flashbacks. Shyamalan holds his shots longer than most sci-fi/action/adventure directors. The movie takes place largely on an uninhabited Earth that's basically an extreme jungle. (If anything, it seems somewhat less insanely dangerous than the movie wants us to believe it is.) What is "chaotic" about that?