Has anyone else seen this?
It was on my Amazon Prime watchlist (it’s free with AP, btw) for a couple of months because it sounded like an interesting take on zombies. I didn’t know of the film (or the book, as it turns out) before I saw the listing and I knew nothing other than what was written in the listing:
I was utterly blown away. And now can’t stop thinking about it.
Each act is better than the previous one, and it starts off strong.
A little bit of exposition but not much. And the ham-fisted foreshadowing never materialized; I loved that.
The ending was PHENOMENAL.
IMO it’s right up there with Dog Day Afternoon or Once Upon a Time in America for both content and ending. ETA: And the anti-hero aspect; that part is freaking incredibly well done.
The performances are uniformly fantastic. Glenn Close is still great but Sennia Nanua eclipses her and everyone else in one of the most incredible performances by a child in recent memory. I was right there with Sgt. Parks when he said “Pretend?”
The film isn’t perfect. I hate HATE hate “let’s split up” in horror/suspense movies and this had a couple of those moments. I forgive them only because they move the story long and, let’s face it, I pretty much knew that it was gonna happen at least once because what horror/suspense movie doesn’t have it happen?
After I watched it I went and read about it (that’s how I discovered that it was also a book). It turns out that director Colm McCarthy made this for only £4M (that’s a little over $5.1M)! I have no idea how he secured Glenn Close with such paltry funds, but clearly the man knows how to do a lot with very little funding.
Okay, I’m basically just typing off the top of my head, trying to get down in text some of what’s been going thru my head for the past 2 days. Anyone else seen this movie?