Does James Cameron’s name hold so much weight that Fox thought that it was a good idea to give him a 200 million dollar production budget for a live-action adaption of a manga series not many people are aware of for a film that spent 15 years in development hell?
The best way to describe Downsizing is that someone took an interesting concept and fumbled it at the 10-yard line. There is a movie here that the audience wants to see, but the movie we got is one nobody asked for. The only positive thing here is the performance of Hong Chau, whose humor comes from speaking in broken English. Outside of that Downsizing is a film that lost its plot the second Kristen Wiig left the film and they decided to go on for almost 2 hours after that.