As quietly creepy apocalyptic dramas go, I decided right away this is a lot better than M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin.
There’s no story tension to speak of, but all the spooky happenings (including the deer, the flamingoes, the smashing cars and the big tanker crashing into a beach) feel spacey and illogical and disconnected from any sort of scheme, rational or otherwise.
It’s more impressionistic (Bunuelian) than plotty, which is fine.
Mahershala Ali: “No one is in control…no one is pulling the strings…there is no going back to normal.”
I’d never seen Julia .Roberts in any sort of horror film…noteworthy.
The critics are mostly positive but Joe and Jane aren’t goin’ for it.
12:45 am update: I’ve watched it to the end. Definitely a decent film.