If you're looking for an action hero movie, this isn't it (by SoundsOKtoMe)
I watched this BECAUSE of all the bad reviews, not despite them. I've often found that my tastes aren't in lockstep with the "blockbuster" crowd. And I was not disappointedwith my instincts on this film after reading several IMDB reviews. Everyone has a different idea of what a movie should be. This one is NOT a typical "end of times" movie. It doesn't lay out exactly what is happening as it happens, bringing with it what I saw as a more realistic perspective of how things might be in such times.... no communications, no power, sudden chaos. We don't know <more>
any more than the characters do... just as it would be. If you're looking for a beginning with "once upon a time" and an ending of "and they lived happily ever after", then move on.
There are also metaphors! There is an ending! (by cremonacotovelea)
The reason that made me write this was because of the pretty mean but also infantile comments from IMDb, but especially the fact that it was obvious that these persons proved that, in fact, they did not understand at all the message of the movie and demonstrating only their shallowness.Yes, the title could make you judge the film in a simplistic way, but actually the title is well chosen. Let me explain them...Even literally, the title could refer to the end of the world and not only at the ending of the protagonists' adventures. Perhaps, a better title, in order to be understood by <more>
everyone, would have been "The Initiation", because this is what the movie talks about. It is about gearing up the son-in-law to make him able to protect the daughter and unborn nephew in this "new" world. I don't think you wanted the film to veer to "The Walking Dead", or, by the way in which the set is presented, to a prequel for "The Road", isn't it? Is that what you wanted? Psycho rednecks? Zombies? Cannibals running through the landscape with a cleaver in their hands? I do not think so. Then you would have said that the movie is one of many others and it does not bring anything new, right?The basic idea of the movie would be: Do not lose your humanity, but neither your reason. Meaning: don't do evil deeds on purpose, but also don't let you trampled by others.To be more specific, here is not about the whole of humanity or solving the general situation, but only about "him and her" as they become fit to survive. The ending is like in the old western movies where the hero rides into the sunset at the end of the film, towards more adventures. Here, they are leaving the storm which represents the danger and driving into the clear that represents hope and new chances.In what regards the jokes about the denouement - that Netflix didn't have the money to continue or that the whole crew have gone to lunch and forget to shoot the ending , they only prove - once again - what I said above: shallowness...That's what I had to say. As for the movie, I do not think that Netflix, if they wanted more, could not have made a TV series. Would it have been better? Would that have been understood by everybody? I don't think so; sometimes you just have to think. Therefore, pay attention to the message not only to the raw action. For a TV movie, "How It Ends" is a good one, well acted and I believe that it's worth watching.Therefore my dear, don't be so hasty. Stop from time to time and think for yourselves. And keep in mind that there are not only subjects and predicates. There are also metaphors!Enjoy!
Its a good movie, entertaining and interesting. (by jcarr350)
I found the show had mystery, intrigue, a good story line, and was enjoyable to watch. A lot of the complaints were that it didn't get into the reason why the world was coming to an end. Good. That means story is more focused on how people react to a situation like this and not the boring details of why it is happening. It lets the viewer imagine a little bit.
A good movie despite the bad reviews. (by jason-697-936376)
First off, I want to say this isn't an action-packed popcorn flick. I liked the characters in the movie and enjoyed their road trip. I liked what special effects they had of the emerging event. I personally believe it was a geomagnetic pole reversal primarily based on the aurora borealis . However, the thing that annoyed people, which I liked, is that the film didn't provide a cause of the event unfolding around the world. It left it up to the person's imagination. Too many people these days need to be told what to think, what to do, what to believe. Let your mind think for <more>
itself and wander in thought.Of the post-apocalyptic films I have seen, this is one of the better ones at least for me . I believe it is definitely worth watching!
I dont ever write reviews on anything but if a person is remotely interested in end of the world scenerios, he/she would know what the hell is going on. There are countless scientific research papers about the social collapse that will come to pass during an event like this. and most of the time the movie have this spot on. the ending reviewed by others as bad is also fitting.
Like a Prequel of the Book/Movie the Road (by heiko-gurka)
It's like a prequel to the Book and Movie the Road. Same Story Same atmosphere and you do Not know what Happened and where did it all come from. Liked it
That's jow it ends (by jalba_vlad)
It ends perfectly...not knowing what happened. That's how most people die in an event in the real world...you guys saw too many movies and you expect the movie to end with a tragic or happy ending...too bad because that's how it ends :
Well Done! (by epicafe)
As Apocalyptic stories go . . . nailed it. Entertaining! Edge of your seat Action all through. Interesting Characters. Mystery. This was highly entertaining. Real Life ~ we don't always get all the questions answered. Some of characters were allowed to die or disappear which was refreshing. Thanks for entertaining me on my Friday night. Yes I hope for a sequel ~ and that's saying something yes? amusing to see all the ONE star reviews. If a movie is REALLY a one star rating, do you even watch it all the way through? and certainly you wouldn't care how it ends. So that is saying <more>
What is everyone complaining about????? (by suppoost)
Great film! Edge of my seat. Great tension! Amazing role Rikki just vanishing. And of course she does! Think about it! She is much safer by herself than with a guy with internal bleedings and a lovesick insecure man.You see the fire, the dust, the anomaly receding just before the film fades out. They escape! To the North. Where it is likely more safe.A spinning compass, some kind of thing is happening to the Earth, not just in the US.All these people saying this film has no ending are full of horsebucket and need to chill out and watch their weekly shows.