Saturday, September 5, 2015

Z for Zachariah (2015)

Director: Craig Zobel. Cast: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine. 95 min. Rated PG-13. Iceland/Switzerland/New Zealand. Drama/Sci-fi.

In a not-too-apocalyptic post-nuclear future, surviving religious girl living in the mountains befriends two drifters: one black, and one white. So it's not too hard to predict a gloomy ending, and the story makes a good point at illustrating that religious and racial tensions will never die - even after possibly causing nuclear armageddon. But then it was difficult to imagine how such a girl could have survived with all her naivete, and the motivations that led to the film's ending didn't make much sense. Maybe prior films have made me too pessimistic of such a story possibly happening.

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