Normally I’m not a huge fan of drama, and when I watch a end of the World disaster film I expect mayhem and destruction, at the very least, on the scale of 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow. And at some point in the film you expect to be told what caused the disaster, if it’s not self evident. This film has neither. It doesn’t tell you the cause, and until the very last few moments of the film you don’t see any catastrophic event.
It’s a drama. About a guy trying to get back to his girlfriend who saves a kid from a couple of perverts, and later a crazy woman who identifies the kid with her own daughter, and the general day to day shit they go through along the way. So if you’re looking for a disaster movie along the lines of San Andreas you’ll be barking up the wrong tree with this one.
As far as drama’s go, this is a very good movie, not great, but very good. There are some points where I was like ” OK, move it along already ” as if those parts were put in as filler just to meet the required time limit. But then, someone who loves drama’s might not think that way, and might appreciate those moments.
On a scale of 1-10 as a disaster movie it gets a 1.5, this movie just isn’t what a disaster movie should be, and could have been made without being a disaster movie at all. As a drama however I think it would rate at least a 7, maybe higher.
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