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This movie was definitely not what I expected. As it happens with so many movies these days, the trailer is quite misleading. It makes it look as if it’s an epic tale of a woman who is unaffected by a widespread disease, and she has to lead everyone to salvation. Using the soundtrack from Sunshine [...]

More in Film Reviews | October 25th, 2008

This movie was definitely not what I expected. As it happens with so many movies these days, the trailer is quite misleading. It makes it look as if it’s an epic tale of a woman who is unaffected by a widespread disease, and she has to lead everyone to salvation. Using the soundtrack from Sunshine (2007), you can understand how this would happen. However, it was quite the opposite. The pacing was very slow. I don’t want to give anything away, even though there really isn’t much to give away. There are many questions that are left unanswered, even though I’m sure that was the filmmaker’s purpose; to make us feel like we’re in their shoes not knowing what the hell is going on.

Two thirds of the movie was spent following a specific group of people in a situation/place that gets worse and worse as the movie goes on to the point where you ask yourself, “OK, where is this going?” There are also a few scenes that are a little hard to take. But none of those things outnumbered the times I asked myself, “Why the hell would they do that?”

On a side note, one thing I noticed, they never tell us any of the character’s names. Even when they each introduce each other to others, they introduce themselves by their profession.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

Overall Rating: C+

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