Siskoid

A good dog. A good robot. Maybe that's all I needed Love and Monsters to have. The blueprint here is obviously Zombieland, but without the shock jock attitude, the foul language, or the tired zombie tropes - an action adventure comedy set in a postapocalyptic America, this one some 7 years after every cold-blooded animal was mutated into a monster. In terms of the small patch of world we're allowed to see, there's a lot of imagination, and as a picaresque, it juggles danger, wonder and humor quite well. The Australian locations are gorgeous, though sometimes hard to reconcile with whatever stretch of 85 miles this is supposed to be in the U.S. As the title implies, our ill-equipped protagonist Joel is braving the wilderness to get to his high school sweetheart who lives with another cluster of survivors, but beyond that and the supposedly accidental COVID-era isolation vibes this gives off, I like how the film opposes empathy and fear as two ends of a spectrum. While the survival instinct is grounded in fear, humanity should strive to go beyond instinct, beyond survival, and openness to the world and empathetic perspectives yield greater rewards. Plus, a good dog, and a good robot.

4 weeks ago

incibaby

One of the best post-apocalyptic productions I've ever seen, and definitely one of the best movies released in 2020. The character evolution is portrayed beautifully as well as the on-screen interactions of characters. The cast is full of gems and it is clear to see that they put great effort on CGI work. Amazing performance by Dylan O'brien, so are the stunts of him and Jessica Henwick. Such a brilliant film with every detail.

2 months ago

SweFred

A pleasant surprise.

2 months ago

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