A thrilling, emotional, hard-hitting, action-filled, rollercoaster for which you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen for its entire runtime. This movie showcases how humans (civilians and governments) might act towards each other in this type of global disaster.
The film doesn’t waste time getting going as things turn disastrous, then calamitous. This is a film where very little hope exists and the characters become embroiled in a running battle to save their family. It’s gripping, exciting and the stakes keep getting higher. Instead of a traditional end of the world disaster movie with a focus on action, they put a major amplification on their vulnerable human experience in the face of impending death, putting a spotlight on their emotions, their humanity.
The characters in the film are well written and while there are some issues with some characters but that comes into the pacing and the direction of the film. The overall score used in the film fits the film perfectly and is very moving during some scenes of the movie. Special effects in this film are also decent. The cinematography is also very good. Some beautiful close up shots, wide shots, and shots at the end of the film especially is gorgeous and overall the cinematography used in the film makes the user feel like they are with the main characters of John, Allison & Nathan.
Overall, this was surprisingly a very good disaster film. The plot was more than just another end of world film it explored what it means to be human and what’s really important in life such as family and the ones we love, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who is intending to have a film night with the family. No, it won’t win any Oscars but it will keep you entertained from beginning to end and that’s all you really want in a film.
K- Score: 88%
STW: 27/30, D: 23/25, C: 8/8, E: 4/5, A: 8/10, PVD: 10/12, S: 8/10