While it could have been (even) better, I thought this was a good movie and enjoyed it.
@ ch1kyuIn my view, Jacob never betrayed Leo. He just went along with the "flow" in order to survive, then indeed he betrayed "the bad guys" for Leo, which was to be expected. I agree that is death was underwhelming though.1 year 5 months ago
As for the end, the way I saw it was different. The shot of the hotel is about Leo realizing that Mathias might've been right after all. In the end, was morality worth the upcoming hunger, despair and death? Seemed a good and ambiguous ending to me.
While the plot is fairly simple (and the "-twist" easy to predict) it was still a new enough concept in post-apocalyptic horror that it appealed to me at first. But sadly it ended up being a 'not-as-good-as-it-could've-been' kind of movie.
The first half of the movie felt like a big missed opportunity. I found it didn't play on the "to what extent is this part of the play?" side nearly as much as it could have, and unfortunately left little to no doubt about what the plot-twist was going to be, making it a lot weaker than intended.
The character writing was pretty poor as well, making some characters -accidentally- quite detestable. The decisions that they made throughout the movie were incomprehensible and felt written in at the last minute to get the story goingie. Jacob's double betrayal first to Leo and then to Mathias, only to get killed by a teeny tiny scalpel wound... hello what was that about.
On a better note though: the decor - both the post-apocalyptic city and the hotel - were plenty interesting and writing aside it was a well produced and well shot film.
Now, I must talk about the ending though...I thought it was fine until Leo turned around and looked at the hotel bathed in sunlight from afar. After all she's been through why does it feel like she wants to go back? It made no sense to me!1 year 8 months ago