Matt Damon in a movie about people being shrunken down to a couple of inches tall. How could you not want to see this movie? The answer to that question is if you saw the trailers. There was something off about what the trailers would show of the movie. After seeing the film, it now makes total sense why the trailers are the way they are. But after seeing the movie you come away with a question. What was that movie even about?
Downsizing starts with two flash forwards. You know, two things that say "X Years Later". Within the first five minutes, there are two of these things. I usually take that as a sign that the movie ahead might not be that good. Aside from some good jokes, this movie is boring. It alludes to themes that make statements about the world we live in today. Whether it is about global warming, class division, or so many of the other things it touches on, it never chooses one.
This movie is literally about nothing. If you only follow the main character's journey, he goes from being a guy in a dysfunctional marriage to pretty much still being the same person at the end of the movie. There really is nothing to unpack here except for all those themes that the movie continuously alludes to. There is nothing special here, nothing worth watching the movie for. There are so many other movies that have themes similar to this one, only those are actually enjoyable to watch.
Overall, Downsizing was 2 hours of boring. Nothing stood out as a positive for this movie that would compel me to recommend other people see it.