Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
When Roman is standing at the grave site looking at the family marker, the grave is flat and the same color as the surrounding turf - it takes months, or even a year or more for the dirt to settle smooth and the grass to come back. See more »
Maybe I should spend less time at the cemetery. The only thing is that Nadiya and Olena are there. They can't leave. So I go there and visit them, because... they can't go anywhere. They can't...
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Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arrangement by Mark Todd
Performed by Phil Jeffrey See more »
It had a good and promising concept and the first two thirds of the film were really good and intriguing. Arnold Schwarzenegger proved that with the right material he can actually act as he delivered quite a decent performance here, one that works more than just on one note. I think he tried out for an Oscar with that role. I did not like Scoot McNairy and thought he gave an unconvincing and bad performance. Maggie Grace was okay with what she was given to. The direction was fine but a bit monotonic. The screenplay was fine.
All of that until the last third, or 15 minutes in particular when the film totally turned its direction and went all over the place. All the motivations were thrown away and it became very unbelievable, technically and morally. A real shame, as it really could have been a solid character drama with many good values.
Oh and its one of the prime examples of really bad and misleading marketing.
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