I think it would be hard for anyone who has read J.G. Ballard's seminal dystopian novel High-Rise, not to compare Ben Wheatley's adaptation, High-Rise (2015). I don't think that Wheatley has managed to capture the sense of chaos and doom that permeates Ballard's novel. The film also seems overlong and doesn't really add to the overall impression of society collapsing. However, Tom Hiddleson as the protagonist Laing is an inspired choice. There are some other good actors in the ensemble cast such as Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, and Luke Evans. I do think Wheatley did an inspired job in the montage scenes throughout the film-perhaps his forte is the music video. It makes me wonder what a director like Davidi Cronnenberg would have done with the material.