THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

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

Z FOR ZACARIAH (2015)


#78 is the upcoming Z for Zachariah which is a slow thoughtful yarn about a mysterious event that has made the world radioactive and seems to have killed everyone, except for a valley unaffected by the radiation & inhabited by one person, Ann (Margot Robbie). She is young but of age and alone making the best of it at her family's farm. Until a scientist named JohnLoomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor) shows up, dying from radiation poisoning. She nurses him back to health and they grow fond of each other, although he won't attempt to know her in the Biblical sense. And then a third person shows up, Caleb (Chris Pine), and is allowed to stay. At this point, Z for Zachariah pretty much morphs into 1959's "The World, the Flesh and the Devil" with a different and sadder ending. The actors are great here, especially Chiwetel, but the final third disappoints as the love triangle predominates and resolves with a whimper rather than a bang. Different approach is not altogether successful.