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Plot: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.
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So much potential but a let down
I was looking forward to watching this movie because I read some reviews that said it was great. However I was left feeling VERY disappointed. This movie had SO much potential and yet left me at the end asking myself, “why did I just waste my time watching it”. It was slow, drawn out and downright boring at times. I wanted to like the characters but I never really felt like I ‘knew’ them. When the movie ended without any real answers…..ugh! The credits rolled and I couldn’t believe that was it! I would not recommend this movie to anyone and I’m upset that I paid $6.99 On-Demand for it based on the other reviews.
There’s a solid 30-40 minutes in here and Ejiofor is great, but the rest is an aimless snooze
Z for Zachariah is the least conventional end-of-the-world film I’ve ever seen, and for the most part, I cannot figure out what to make of it. For the entire first half, it can’t really figure out what it wants to do. There’s no real story as Anne (Robbie) and John (Ejiofor), two separate survivors of a nuclear holocaust, meet and Anne nurses John back to health. Until Ejiofor is back on his feet, the film is relatively aimless as the director cuts between various shots of the valley and Robbie completing various chores. Even in the wider scheme of things, not much happens here – the film’s plot is not much beyond building a water wheel while the characters interact around it.
As they talk, we gather how much they are worlds apart – John is an older, black man of science who relishes in typical vices and Anne is a young, pure, white Christian girl whose never touched drink and likely never looked at a man. John wants Anne, but is conscious of their differences, so when the script sweeps them together, John gently pushes back and says that they can take their time. After all, there’s no competition.
But then there is. The mysterious and exceedingly polite Caleb appears in the valley out of nowhere, and he’s everything John is not – he’s a young white Christian boy who couldn’t be more Anne’s type if he tried. Here is where the film gets gripping. Director Craig Zerbel builds tension with a beautiful score, but this film is completely about the acting. Robbie dials back her supermodel good looks as best she can to play a plain-spoken country girl whose naivety is central to these two older men. Pine is unreadable and somewhat alluring, and his chemistry with Robbie is so off the charts that in one particular scene, I expected them to just start making out – despite John’s presence in their midst.
Ejiofor is the only reason I watched this movie, and he’s the best part. This doesn’t scratch his performance in 12 Years A Slave, but he had me sold from his first screams of joy. His delirium and drunkeness are incredibly believable. He can convey so much emotion without even trying – jealousy as Anne and Caleb share smouldering glances, embaressment as his jokes of repopulation go over the naive Anne’s head, rage and hurt as he gives a half-hearted blessing to what he feels is inevitable, and naked honesty as he speaks about an earth- shattering revelation. Tiny mannerisms in his performance make his third wheel status not only believable but completely uncomfortable, and as a result, makes John the most empathetic character.
The script is nothing special, but there is one reveal from John to Anne that actually made me drop what I was holding. Kudos all around. There’s some beautiful mindgames between John and Caleb, with Caleb clearly outpacing John, who is clearly unaware of how to play this game. You just know that Caleb was wooing the local girls at school while John was in the library studying. When Caleb notes that something isn’t in John’s character, I completely agreed – because the characters created are so deep that I understood them intimately.
However, that goodwill cannot erase the aimlessness that permeates the first half of the film, and what did exist was lost to me when the film ends. The final ten minutes were completely out of context and gave almost no closure on any issue. The rivalry between John and Caleb is left hanging, with one outcome implied but then the opposite suggested as the truth. It felt like the screenwriter was told “pens down” and then hastily crammed together a few words while the teachers were collecting the papers. Considering the direction Z for Zachariah was going, to end so badly was the final blow in a film that had far tested my patience already. 95 minutes? Doesn’t feel like it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Craig Zobel
Writer Nissar Modi (screenplay), Robert C. O’Brien (novel)
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine
Country Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Zik Zak Filmworks, Material, Sighvatsson Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema