I really wanted to like Eden Log, especially as it is part of the New Wave of Foreign Language Science Fiction (aka NWFLSF) but the movie is too obtuse for its own good.

It is cool to have a main character who doesn’t know what the heck is going on, but eventually you have to clue your audience in. And not at the 80 minute mark. Honestly, I didn’t know what the heck I had seen until I consulted the scene-by-scene explanation on Wikipedia.

Much of it looks cool, though. And sounds cool. I suspect that Vesteil has an interesting career ahead of him. But I can’t really recommend this movie too much. It is kind’ve a mess – and relies too much on a play on the word “plant.”