Remember a short time ago, when you'd watch an end of the world flick and you'd think, imagine having to stay inside all the time, scrounging for food, barricading yourself in from zombies/weather/sound-monsters/what-have-yous as the government failed you and your family wjile all once-reliable social systems collapsed? Remember when the end of the world was a far-fetched idea that greenlit a movie...
... and not just a story on your local news after one last check on the weather?#Alive, and being the asshole that I am, thought it showed the likely protagonist taking a goddamned selfie surrounded by f--king flesh-hungry zombies. While a movie proudly boasting that idea would, on the right night, certainly be my cup of tea, Il Cho's flick is a bit more serious than that. Oh, it's still an end of the world zombie-infested nightmare, it's just a bit more...quiet? than you might expect.
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- Early on, a little girl gives her mom the okey-doke and chows down and yep, it's that kind of party.
- Holy shit. Was that the best ramen commercial ever? I don't really eat that stuff anymore (being raised in Hawai'i will do that to you), but I'm pretty sure I was not only hungry, but totally aroused, too.
- Mystery Person, aka Kim, is an absolute f--king legend. I loved her whole approach to pretty much everything.
- Initially, Joon-woo's drone comes up absolutely f--king clutch. But at one point, inadvertently, it almost f--ks EVERYTHING (this scene is tremendous).
- Man, his neighbors house was so f--king clutch, I couldn't stand it. I'm convinced my own neighbors' house would present a similar bounty of riches, but either Steve or Sharon could easily take me, so I'll just stick to the friendly wave when I'm getting the mail.
- I haven't seen such a cool split screen since The Rules of Attraction. Okay, maybe I have, but I can't remember...anything. Ever.
- A bit reminiscent of The Professional, I love the fact that Kim takes care of her plant in the midst of all the chaos.
- Anytime they go outside is the best time.
- 8th Floor Guy. Wow.
- And finally, I gotta say, I just generally dug the low-key vibe this movie offers. It's tense, but not unbearably so, and it's also kinda sweet at the same time. Kim and Joon-woo are just trying to make the best of it, and they have zero f--king clue how to really proceed. And that's just about their relationship. Never mind the blood-thirsty a-holes trying to kill them all the damn time.
- Seriously, why would you open the door? I don't do that shit on a Wednesday, let alone in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
- But how else would Neighbor Guy get in and absolutely ruin everything...
- What was with those weird Marilyn Manson-video style opening credits? Seemed...odd.
- Look, I know that getting a cell phone signal would be absolutely crucial, but that move over the railing? That's a bad call.
- For as emaciated and just altogether f--ked as Joon-woo gets after damn near a month in the shit, he, uh...kind of looks good?
- Remember when I gave 8th Floor Guy a Yay? That was when I first met him.
- And finally, I know ending these movies is always pretty hard, but this shit here is the wrong kind of ridiculous. I'm not usually a guy who throws around the word corny...