New Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie 'Finch' Premieres on Apple TV+

Original sci-fi movie "Finch" starring Tom Hanks premiered on Apple TV+ today. The film revolves around a man, a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones), and a dog, who form an unlikely family in the midst of apocalyptic changes on Earth caused by a devastating solar flare.

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The new film, which is likely to be an award contender, is described by Apple as follows:

In "Finch," a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man's quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he's gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it's as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.

The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who was responsible for what some consider to be the most ambitious episodes of acclaimed fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones."


Apple won the rights to "Finch" earlier this year after bids from multiple streaming networks. It's the second film starring Hanks to debut on ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌, following last year's war film "Greyhound."

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ThunderSkunk Avatar
33 months ago
Family of dog + robot, wandering aimlessly, no money, no access to healthcare, up to his eyeballs in old junk…
They made a movie about my future!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martyimac Avatar
33 months ago

That script is enough to film a movie these days?
Watched it last night. It's a different kind of movie in that there isn't any sex, very little violence, etc, etc. But it is a feel good story and I for one thoroughly enjoyed it.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
33 months ago
Tom Hanks, like Tom Cruise, never lets me down.

Just watched Greyhound last night and it was a tense, nuanced, solid WWII film.

I'll check this out today.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
psxp Avatar
33 months ago
saw the trailer yesterday, looks interesting. I wonder if the robot is named “Wilson”? ;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cameront9 Avatar
33 months ago
A year and a half into a pandemic I really don't want dystopia right now. :/
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
33 months ago

Can I just ask why you want to buy it in Blu-Ray instead of watching it on Apple TV+? I mean if you have an Apple TV 4k this can stream in Dolby Vision.
Much higher bitrates with Blu-ray so less compression - even with good streaming codecs you're still getting better picture and sound quality with Blu-ray, all other things being equal. Of course, whether you've got the equipment (both AV and biological) to see and hear the difference is another issue.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)