And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Nine years after an infection turns most of the humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the infected appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.
The title of the movie outside the cinema that Patrick passes in the beginning of the movie while returning from his "hunt" is "At the mountains of madness". This is a project that has no release date as of now (January 2016). See more »
You can't give a dog chocolate. Especially that much chocolate over it appears a long period of time. Chocolate is highly toxic to dogs. The dog would be dead long before it was even bit and killed.. See more »
How you doing, John Doe?
[as John Doe]
I'm doing good, Patrick, really good.
And so tell me, John, are you happy?
[as John Doe]
Of course, Patrick, why wouldn't I be?
Well, maybe because you haven't talked to anybody for nine years.
Besides your stupid dog.
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I'm surprised that I went to the trouble of registering and then writing a review for THIS movie. First time movie review for me. I saw a preview of Extinction on another movie I watched at home and it looked intriguing. Despite all the free streaming I get, I even paid $3 to watch this. Happy to say I was not disappointed, in fact, I was impressed. This is a solid piece of movie making. Cinematography was evocative and effective, creating a powerful framework for the story...and even played with some of the themes of the movie; there were a few scenes when the blues of winter almost looked like greens and I questioned what I was looking at...is that grass? Or snow? Hope or no hope?
Acting was solid. I like both of these actors. I was introduced to Jeffrey Donovan recently on the 2nd season of Fargo and I get it now, he is good. Mathew Fox is convincing. The girl also is a fresh new face.
Zombies, and I'm a bit of an expert here, are sufficiently terrifying because they are fast enough and slow enough to scare you (World War Z...too fast and as a result not much of a connection. Walking Dead, too damn slow). Don't want to expound on this too much as it would spoil it.
But the real treat for me was the story and ensuing questions that inevitably accompany such a plot. It's one of the reasons I loved Walking Dead 1st season so much. In the face of such adversity, what would I do? Again, no spoilers, but I found myself wondering what I would have done and any time a movie can get me to talk to myself, I know it's doing something right.
Lastly, the more important plot within a plot, the relationship, was cleverly peeled back a little at a time. Not too little to annoy me, but enough to intrigue me. This is what sets this apart from other 'zombie' movies. It's really less about them and more about the 'remains of the day' that make this a winner in my book.
I believe this movie was never released in theaters, too bad, but glad I found it.
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