The Plot: Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has a car accident and when she wakes up she’s inside a shelter with two men she doesn’t know. The older one (John Goodman) claims that the outside world was destroyed by a chemical attack or something of that kind.
The cast: John Goodman delivers an Oscar worthy performance; he can be the nicer of fellas and, at the same time, a truly scary one. I think this is one of his best roles. Mary Elizabeth Winstead conquers our sympathy as Michelle, a scared girl who has to be strong. There’s also a reliable John Gallagher Jr. as the other guy in the shelter. Unfortunately, I can’t say much more about their work; I don’t want to reveal anything I shouldn’t.
The Movie: For his cinema debut, director Dan Trachtenberg gives us a strong, intense and highly suspenseful movie. He also knows how to take the best of the terrific cast and the end result is one of the best genre movies of the last years. From the shock we have almost at beginning to the exciting climax, this is a must for drama, thriller, horror, sci-fi fans… Well, the truth is, this is a must for everyone who enjoys strong emotions and good movies. A great surprise and, although it’s a parent of CLOVERFIELD, you don’t need to have seen that movie in order to enjoy the ride. Don’t miss it!!!
My Rate: 9 (from 1 to 10)