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The desire to fast-forward becomes almost overpowering.
You're better off not even beginning.
How It Ends is a mildly effective thriller with an ending that will leave some viewers frustrated.
You won't beg for the two hours of your life back after watching this film. It had it's moments.
Even with a good hook, How It Ends suffers from a lack of vision, which is exactly what you don't need in an effects-heavy disaster movie.
Should begin with you not loading this one in your Netflix queue. It has potential, but squanders all of its goodwill and audience patience by the time the end credits roll.
Violent, profanity-filled tale lacks logic and resolution.
Delivers the vague shape of the apocalypse, but it's a frustrating sit, continually interrupting compelling stretches of drama and terror with low-wattage stunts and tedious sequences of back roads survival.
It's competently made and easy to watch, but you know every move the thriller wants to make before it happens.
Forest Whitaker's performance is just terrible. You can tell the director, David M Rosenthal, had no power over him. He just did his character-which the script failed to fully develop and exploit-his own damn way.
Theo James has gotten good at playing this one kind of protagonist; he's like the exact midpoint between all of the overwhelmed-but-capable disaster movie heroes you've ever seen.
The story has a clear-cut destination, but the technique makes the journey there and there itself aimless while watching and pointless when done.
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