DMZ: With Rosario Dawson, Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, Jordan Preston Carter. In a near-future civil-war-torn America, fearless medic Alma sets out on a harrowing quest to find her missing son – crossing into the demilitarized zone of Manhattan, where a ruthless battle for control rages between rival gang leaders.
Rosario Dawson seems to be in Hollywood’s spotlight these last couple years, from playing a fan favorite in the Netflix Marvel television series, to playing a fan favorite in Disney’s The Mandalorian, to doing a long list of voice over work, she seems to be everywhere I look. For good reason too, every role I’ve ever seen her in, she’s giving her best and absolutely kills every role that she’s in, and DMZ is no different. The show is loosely based on a comic book series of the same name, one that I remember reading a few issues of many years ago and thinking “huh, this is interesting but not for me” and the television show is only slightly more interesting to me, but luckily with Dawson’s inclusion, it was worth my time. I’m actually much more interested in the universe that the story takes place in, but other than “the US has a civil war and the DMZ between the two factions is in NYC” they don’t go into any details at all about anything of interest. This is much more of a character piece than a world building film, but it’s definitely worth your time.