The question that has plagued thinkers and philosophers for centuries was asked by that teen girl: "why are the hot ones so unreliable?". *mulls over* (who's Chloë's hair person? Her hair looks amazing in Walking Dead land!) I found pretty sweet that those two kids sung a Coldplay song to fall asleep. I smell teen franchise here.
I'm usually the first to condemn or break the positive buzz surrounding many of these teen novel adaptations, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. A great sense of buildup that doesn't mind slowing down in the middle to pick back up at the end, a real brutally honest look at loss and destruction amid total chaos, great special effects throughout, and a solid twist. First really good film of 2016.
Such a waste of metaphorical potential. So many glimpes of biblical, apocalyptic, human-hubris guilt trip clues. Nothing new, but still an interesting arrangement of ideas, all in a boring teenage adventure flick not that adventurous or instructive or entertaining. Watched it all without realizing it was an adaptation. And now knowing it was, it looks even a bit more of a waste. Hope it's just a bad adaptation.
The suckage was intense. This Red Dawn with aliens/Walking Dead ripoff didn't even bother to tell the whole story. The sight of middle school children in army gear was ridiculous, not to mention that I figured out the movie almost from the beginning.
Derivative YA twaddle that wastes its actors and a budget of $54m on Doctor Who-level CGI. The adaptation - a riff on Wyndham's Kraken Wakes - is abysmally realised, as the galaxy's dumbest alien invaders decide to go duck hunting after teenagers (who've survived the apocalypse with six-pack abs, unblemished skin and salon haircuts) using nonsensical deception tactics. Most of the cast I wished dead after 30 mins.
Si l'on fait abstraction des foisonnantes invraisemblances qui parsèment l'histoire et les clichés habituels inhérents aux différents personnages, on peut se laisser surprendre par la dynamique et l'énergie de quelques séquences fort bien enlevées, voire bluffantes de part ses effets spéciaux souvent impressionnants... www.cinefiches.com