|Directed by||David M. Rosenthal|
|Starring||Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Grace Dove, Kat Graham, Mark O’Brien|
|Released on||July 13, 2018 (United States)|
How It Ends is a movie is about the end of the world. That’s really all there is to it. I have nothing to say about it, except that it’s extremely disappointing and you really shouldn’t waste your time watching it. The movie’s a complete trainwreck, and I’ll tell you why.
Will (Theo James) and Samantha (Kat Graham) are a couple living in Seattle expecting their first child. Will decides to go to Chicago to meet Samantha’s dad, Tom (Forest Whitaker), a veteran of the marine corps. Now, Tom is old-fashioned and highly suspicious. Bottom line, the two don’t get along.
Then some sort of freak accident hits the west coast. We never really get to know what exactly happened because the movie makers don’t like detail or they believe their audience to be incredibly stupid. Communications cut off, flights are canceled and the males go alpha mode and decide to go save Sam. Sam might not even be in danger, but they’re gonna go save her!
They decide to road trip to Seattle. The two don’t really bond, but Tom is slightly impressed after Will learns how to handle a gun pretty fast. Tom shows off how macho he is, Will tries to keep composure for the woman he loves. That’s it.
There’s an array of various other characters who come and go, for no apparent reason. Why were they introduced? What are their intentions? Who knows! There is absolutely no plot. The movie doesn’t go anywhere.
It takes about two hours to get through this rubbish. It’s honestly painful watching it. The acting is quite bad but the actors can’t really be blamed for a terrible script and unwatchable characters.
There are various subplots that rise and die. Like, are you even trying to tell a story anymore? I mean, how can a film possibly be that much of a disaster? How does one make the end of Earth that boring?
I was honestly just waiting for the end. There is no substance to this film. You should probably pick anything else to watch instead, literally anything.