1. What is the Victory Project?
A brief explanation of the Victory Project’s purpose to the audience may have improved the plot of the film. We are aware that Frank (Chris Pine) developed the programme, but why? to set up a simulation where men are in charge and women are subservient?
We know nothing about the real-life Frank or the reasons he founded the Victory Project, unlike the majority of the other characters in the movie.
The men kiss their spouses before leaving for the Victory Project every morning. The husbands swear never to discuss their work there. However, neither are we, the audience.
There is a view of all the cars driving there toward the end, and you can hear a countdown. We’re finally going to find out what this place is, I thought. But there is no payoff, just like the film itself.
2. What were the man doing all day?
Near the film’s conclusion, Jack (Harry Styles) admits to Alice (Florence Pugh) that he despises every second of his job but still does it so she can be content and carefree at home.
The Victory headquarters emits earthquake-like rumblings into the town every day, but the women are unaware of what is happening. The men are engaged in the “creation of progressive materials,” whatever that entails, and Jack is the “technical engineer.”
Some people think that the men are manufacturing weapons underground, but why? Never is anything discussed in detail.
Now that we are aware, the women are actually lying in their beds, deceiving themselves into thinking it is the 1950s by using equipment to keep their eyes open. What do the guys do all day, then? Does Frank require them to all work on the virtual reality’s IT side? Are they all merely working ordinary jobs to cover their simulation membership costs? Somewhat of both? Perhaps Jack is referring to his actual employment when he says he despises it.
Regarding the rumblings, I concur. I’m trying to recall if Alice and Jack actually do live close to a subway station. Then again, why did every wife experience the rumbling? It’s a mysterious contraption with no explanation.
3. In Victory how do pregnancies work and does it affect their real-world counterparts?
In the beginning of the film, Alice reveals that she and Jack don’t want children right now because they are enjoying their honeymoon period. Later, in another scenario, Jack suggests to Pugh having children with him.
But how does that apply to their practically comatose real-world bodies? What happens to the one housewife, Peg (Kate Berlant), who seems to be expecting all the time? I can tell that I’m beginning to overthink this movie.
Is Peg pregnant and linked up to the device someplace in the real world? It can’t be good for the infant, that. And I think Jack isn’t particularly interested in having children. It’s unlikely to be possible in the virtual world, in my opinion. It’s just another means by which she might resume her role as a submissive housewife.
4. While in the Simulation from a rag how could the real Alice Live on Just a few drops of water?
Does time flow similarly in the simulation and the actual world? If this is the case, it would appear physiologically impossible for Alice and Jack to be alive after spending so much time in the simulation without sufficient nutrition.
This one has left me utterly shaken. I concur that Alice appears to be inside the simulation constantly; what, other a few drops of water, keeps her alive? But it appears that Jack can log out and go have a burger at least. Not always is he connected to it. And — I’m sorry, but this must be dealt with — how has Alice spent all that time using the restroom?
5. Do anyone wonder where Alice’s was at her real job wonder
In the real world, Alice works lengthy shifts as a surgeon in a hospital operating room. The consequences of people joining Victory in the real world are never discussed in the film.
Do her coworkers want to know what has happened to her? Did Victory invent a lie to cover up what happened to her?
Although the movie makes no attempt to explain how Jack is managing to pull this off, the original story does a decent job of filling this gap.
Alice seems to be in high demand at her profession. Nobody thinks it’s strange that she never returned to work? Who hasn’t visited the apartment to inquire about her? Olivia Wilde, please explain these things to me!
6. At the End Frank was Just sitting by the Phone Why?
Frank was using a walkie-talkie to follow the high-speed chase and seemed strangely unconcerned. Why didn’t he appear more anxious that Alice was getting close to the door?
He admitted to Alice earlier in the film that he liked being tested by her. However, he did little more than tell his warriors that Alice couldn’t go when she posed the greatest threat to his utopia to date.
Frank isn’t really interested in preventing Alice from leaving, which is surprising considering that he is the creator of an illegal other reality that I’m sure took a long time to get off the ground. He is only waiting for developments while relaxing poolside. Why don’t you drive over and lend a hand? Wouldn’t you have installed a firewall to prevent any wives from rebelling? I believed that this man was a mastermind desperate for a mental opponent!
7. After Killing Frank Shelley Said Its her turn now but for what ?
Excuse my profanity, but I feel like this was meant to be a “fuck the patriarchy” moment. The story would have made sense and would have been more convincing if Alice had killed Frank.
But that seemed out of character for Gemma Chan’s Shelley. She played the role of Frank’s dedicated, supportive, and dedicated wife throughout the film. During the movie’s dinner sequence, she even added to Alice being gaslighted by calling her a “brat.”
Because Shelley’s justification and motivations were never addressed before or after that particular moment, the effect of her stabbing and trying to twist the knife into Frank’s chest was less than it should have been.
It’s a perplexing moment when Shelley stabs Frank near the conclusion of the movie because everything is going off the rails. She describes him as being foolish and says that “her turn now.” After then, she disappears from the movie.
I really was hoping for Alice and I to face off at the door. Perhaps that was a conclusion that wasn’t used? Many things, I think, were eliminated from the final version.
8. At Last Did Alice Won ?
Since there isn’t a scheduled sequel in the case of “DWD,” cliffhanger endings for standalone films may be incredibly divisive, I have a feeling that this one will polarise viewers.
An unclear conclusion that is handled well feels earned and justified. But in this case, given the hurried nature of the film’s conclusion, it felt more annoying than anything.
Considering the movie’s message about a woman having the courage to challenge the oppressive culture, I’m inclined to believe that she must have survived. However, anyone’s speculation is as good as my own.
Things start to get strange until Alice reaches the exit with frequent cuts to the movie’s earlier scenes and black-and-white dancers, and as the credits roll, all we can hear is Alice breathing.
With this film, it is obvious that Wilde was not gripping anyone’s hand. We have definitely given it some thought since then, but not in a good way. We both wished she had given us some sort of closure over Alice.
9. Everyone else who were in Victory what happen to them?
Who is in charge now that Frank and the scientist who contributed to the development of Victory have been killed? What effects does that have in real life?
Does Victory keep going? Maybe Shelley will now pick up the pieces with Frank deceased. However, in the actual world, there are many persons who have passed away.
When authorities find dead people lying next to them in a comatose state with devices strapped to their eyes, I don’t believe this is going to be a difficult case to solve.
Whatever it’s worth, the original script’s ending makes everything lot more apparent.