Has an interesting thesis about morality and humanity, but lacks complexity in its approach.
If you would like a more "complex view," I suggest you read the book. Hollywood and its brain-dead fans crave action and layers of trite themes which they are guaranteed to recognize and identify with. The setting is deceitfully simple. May I suggest that this sublime film's true complexity escaped you? It clearly didn't make you think or question your own values.
Jun 12 - 08:08 PM
This is a movie review, not a book review. I hate it when somoeone coments on a movie based on a book and someone says, "Read the book!" As a movie it needs to stand on it's own, if it cannot then it's a poor film. I personally liked the film, but I would never tell anyone to read the book first. Read the book as a book. View the the film as a film. Let them be independent of each other and appreciated as they are.
Aug 22 - 11:11 AM
The book was fantastic. THe film was ok. The movie stuck to the book very closely narrative-wise, but the writing and character development couldn't be replicated by the film. Thus the events, though the same as the book, lost their weight in the film.
May 23 - 02:20 PM
Better explained criticisms of the film than several reviewers who for their own reasons found it dull. I enjoyed it and didnt have a problem with the lack of details regarding the nature of the disaster.
Jul 30 - 03:18 PM
Try reading the book and then watching the movie... There are hardly any movies out there that follow a book so closely as this one.. the author did not intend to explain the reason for the end of the world for a reason.. let ur mind wander..
Sep 5 - 06:17 PM
that is the point of the movie. it is to show that humans have been stripped of everything that is dear to them. and all that remains is one goals. Live to the next day.
May 7 - 08:49 PM
death is the complexity of it. everything is dead and there is absolutely no hope to survive. Watch the strong people be slowly broken is the basis of the film, and to make the situation anymore complex would be an insult to the dead in general. Compare it to a young person living for fifty years. It's that simple
Jul 10 - 01:17 PM