DVD Review: The Last Survivors
The Last Survivors is as visually stunning as it is painfully slow. Not more than a handful of people inhabit this post apocalyptic tale of a world that has not seen rain for 10 years. The film focuses on Seventeen-year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson) who would have been seven the time it last rained, and as such must have had resourceful parents for her to have survived to her teenage years. But Kandal and her boyfriend are all that is left now, and they’ve managed to eek out quite a nice little existence, managing to stay under the radar of the valley’s big bad meany who’s been killing off the last remaining residents in order to save the precious water that his bore can still pump from the depths of the earth.
It’s slow and brutal as Kendal has to kill her way slowly through just about everyone else who features in this barren land, as she does so with a single focus on water that almost negates the need for food. It’s this lack of food that brings the film screaming back to reality and kinda breaks it.
But despite this, The Last Survivor is an interesting and slowly compelling story of hope and desperation.
Rating: R16 Violence.