DVD Review: Z for Zachariah
The Godzilla rev up of eye fucks.
A nuclear disaster wipes out nearly all of the human race. Ann (Margot Robbie) is a young woman living on a farm in a valley that has protected her from the unnamed plague that killed everyone. One day, she meets a scientist John (Chiwetel Ejiofor) whom she saves from radiation poisoning after he's wandered near her farm. They have their disagreements, but they work together to survive, then grow a little closer than that. Then, another man, Caleb (Chris Pine) enters their world, and makes things 50 shades of awkward.
I never read the book this is based on. Which apparently doesn't matter because after reading the summary of it, it's nothing like the film. I think this initially had a lot of potential, but it's wasted on a love triangle that doesn't make much sense, and comes to a pretty anticlimactic conclusion. Did they not think the film could work with just Ann and John? I think it could've. Caleb's only purpose was to be a pain in the ass.
The cinematography is breathtaking. Those subliminal New Zealand tourism videos sure are working. I'd love to go there. The actors do what they can with the material given, but it just feels like a wasted opportunity to explore something very interesting.
Memorable Quote: "I think it was your brother." - John (Chiwetel Ejiofor)