Flatline plays like a glimpse into a weird steampunk future where we replace our beating hearts with mechanical turbines; softly whirring where they used to beat. (Somebody fetch my tattered bowler and pointless goggles, I’m ready for the steampunk slam poetry jam.)
The net effect: Life With No Heartbeat And No Pulse.
Those same filmmakers made a short called Always A Fire about NFL draft pick Chad Jones’ learning to walk, and eventually run again, after a wicked car wreck… you get to see inside his leg and everything. It’s pretty gruesome, if you’re into that.