I think this is one of those love or hate it movies. Personally I love films that dare to be different and this one does and pulls it off in my opinion. There's actually so much to digest - first of all this post apocolayptic world is one where most people have disappeared, so instead of leaving some dystpian nightmare with roaming gangs (done to death IMO, along with Zombies, sigh) it leaves a world no longer touched by humans. The british landscape is stunning and if the directors aim was to give us a taste of what the world could be like if we just left it be then that point comes across loud and clear - actually Jay, the sniper, does say as much at the end.
So what's left once everyone's gone - well things have changed, first of all there's a lethal wind that turns people to ash. A lot of people are comparing this to Birdbox, mostly saying Birdbox stole this idea - but besides that where Birdbox the wind wasn't visible - here it is. And it's done really well. Its like an entity in its own right and its one of things that makes this film unique. I applaud the filmkakers for trying so many new ideas, too many to mention and on the whole they work really well, probably too much to take in while watching but if you're like me they'll come to you afterwards.
They other thing that exists in this new world is the place that grants wishes. I'm not going to spoil it - just to say it took me completely by surprise and the filmakers should be congratulated by creating something amazing out if literally nothing.
I loved the cast, some veterans and also newcomers. I thought their performances were convincing and actually quite funny at times. Luke Goss who plays Jay the sniper is fantastic. He's worked with the director before and they obviously have something special because he is really really good.
If I had any criticism I thought the girl Lily decided to join the boy too quickly. But I guess you could say children behave differently to adults so maybe that's what would happen in reality who knows.
The Rumi theme is one of those things that I keep coming back to again and again as I keep on making connections between his words and the film. One tip - once you've watched - go back to the beginning and read the quote. Bit of an open mouth moment.
So in conclusion. The film looks beautiful, the story is unique and original and really gets to you. Must admit I'm a bit of a softie so the ending did make me cry.
The Last Boy
Drama / Sci-Fi
The Last Boy
Drama / Sci-Fi
The world at an end, a dying mother sends her young son on a quest to find the place that grants wishes.
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January 09, 2019 at 03:15 AM