Last Survivors (2021) End of The World in Review

Last Survivors is a post-apocalyptic Hollywood thriller released about a father and son’s idyllic society being endangered by a new romance.

‘A father and son, who have been living off grid for 20 years, encounter an outsider who threatens to destroy the utopia they’ve built.’

Drew Mylrea (Spy Intervention) directed the film, which was based on a script by Josh Janowicz (Life Like). Sunil Perkash, Akaash Yadav, Michael Jefferson, Wesley Hull, and Shaun Sanghani produced the picture.

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The Last Survivors is a coming-of-age drama in which apocalypse planning is taken to extremes. Alicia Silverstone plays Alicia Silverstone with zeal and heart as a world-weary divorcee searching for connections with nature and herself. The show-stealer here is Stephen Moyer’s portrayal of a wild mountain man…and not for the right reasons. Troy has an outrageous and – sometimes – downright unpleasant attitude towards life.

In many of these stories, the family’s routine is soon disrupted by a stranger living alone in the same woods – in this case, Henrietta (Alicia Silverstone). Despite Jake and Troy’s experience in killing outsiders. Troy reveals the location of a supply of medicine to Jake after one of these fights leaves him injured. A woman is standing outside his house when the young man goes to get it. Having rethought shooting her, he breaks into her house, learning her name is Henrietta, which triggers a chain of events that puts him at odds with Troy’s teachings.

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The opening part of ‘Last Survivors’ is a slow-burning masterpiece. Nothing is explained, and I must admit that I struggled a little while waiting for something to happen. Around the midway mark, the film picks up speed and finds its foothold, as both the viewer and Jake realise that what’s going on may not be what was initially depicted. It’s difficult to say much more than that since I don’t want to give anything away about the plot of the movie.

The film is not perfect, but it does have a lot of positive aspects, the acting is spot on but there was too much going on to make it all come together in a smooth transition to the ending of the film. A longer runtime would have helped the film hit the mark dramatically but alas it was still a decent run at a post apocalyptical story of sorts. If the end of the world is your style or passion in films then you should give this one a chance and hit the play button.

Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

Drew Van Acker (Spy Intervention; Life Like; Camouflage), Stephen Moyer (Confession; Krays: Code of Silence; Devil’s Knot; The Barrens; Priest) and Alicia Silverstone (Confession; Krays: Code of Silence; Devil’s Knot; The Barrens; Priest) star in the film (Batgirl; The Requin; The Lodge; The Killing of a Sacred Deer).