“Sirona” marks Wesley Clark’s ambitious debut as a writer, director, and co-star in a low-budget indie film that attempts to explore superhuman abilities and ethical dilemmas. The story follows Sirona and her brother, who escape from a government Black Site known as Valkyrie, pursued by armed men. Sirona’s brother possesses strange powers that help her evade capture.
A team of mercenaries is dispatched to apprehend Sirona, each member grappling with their own internal issues. The film relies heavily on dialogue to convey its narrative, reminiscent of superhero films from past decades. Instead of attempting flashy CGI effects, Clark focuses on the ethical and moral complexities of the characters, a departure from modern superhero blockbusters.
While “Sirona” tackles intriguing themes, it suffers from stilted dialogue and uneven performances, likely influenced by Clark’s multiple roles. The film’s action sequences in the final act show promise but are hindered by some technical shortcomings.
Overall, “Sirona” showcases Clark’s ambition and potential, even though it grapples with limitations typical of low-budget productions. Visit Netnaija for more!