THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

BOKEH (2017)
 
This is one of those last people on earth movies and it follows the handbook for such films to a T.  American couple Jenai (Maika Monroe) and Riley (Matt O’Leary) are a young couple vacationing in Iceland, doing all kinds of touristy things and having a good time.  One morning they wake up (after Jenai has seen a weird flash in the sky at 3AM) to find – no one!  All of the people are gone!  They can’t figure it out!  Was there an evacuation?  Some big event elsewhere?  The Rapture?  They search and find everything working fine (electricity, water, etc)  but no humans.  Yep, we follow through the typical stages of characters in a film like this – a spree through a shopping mall, moving into a big comfy house (leaving their tiny hotel room behind), depression, wondering why we’re still here, etc. No one can be reached by phone, text or email back home either, so whatever happened, it happened worldwide.   It goes on and on to its sour conclusion.  The conversation is repetitive and superficial and we never find out what happened.  Skip this depressing timekiller and seek out other similar films if you’re looking for a story with real characters.  Despite the gorgeous and mysterious Icelandic terrain, Bokeh is just downright boring.  Enough said. Oh by the way, the word Bokeh has something to do with blurriness in photos (the Riley character is a photographer).  Knowing that doesn’t further your enjoyment of the movie.  New on Netflix this month.
 
TLA one-word review: bleak