Z for Zachariah

2015

Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

43
IMDb Rating 6 10 25,375

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Chris Pine as Caleb
Margot Robbie as Ann Burden
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758.21 MB
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English
PG - 13
23.976 fps
98 min
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PG - 13
23.976 fps
98 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shaunob11 9 / 10 / 10

"It took you, to make me realize that"

It must be stated that this movie's User Rating of 6.1 and Metascore of 68 do not do it any justice. As the rating are usually a pretty fair indicator of a movies quality, I went in expecting a decent movie but perhaps nothing exceptional. Now, after having watched it, I am happy to report that it far surpassed my initial expectations. First and foremost the acting in this movie is superb. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave, gives an absolutely spectacular performance (again). He is rapidly becoming one of my favorite actors to date. He has moments of beautiful reserve but you can always feel the fire brewing down inside. Awesome, just awesome stuff. Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wallstreet, sheds the Brooklyn accent and personality and absolutely shines as the shy southern beauty in this film. She too is rapidly showing her wonderful acting chops and presenting herself as a force to be reckoned with. She makes a seamless transition from a supporting role in Wolf, to starring opposite Chiwetel here. The icing on the cake in this film is Chris Pine's performance. He shows that he is much more than a dreamy Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboots. This is by far my favorite performance of his. It just feels human. kudos. The direction was beautiful. While this movie is technically considered Sci-Fi, Mr. Zobel does an outstanding job making this into a character study. He balances the actors performances beautifully and the film is a perfectly trimmed piece of lean meat. Not once does it drag or feel rushed. The characters and story develop organically and its a mesmerizing thing to follow. The cinematography by Tim Orr also needs mentioning. Orr captures some enchanting nature shots that really play nicely into the story. Beyond all the obvious technical triumphs of this film, I think that perhaps my favorite part may be the sheer depth of the story. I'll avoid specifics on the plot, as I don't want to risk throwing out any spoilers but its suffice to say that this certainly is not a run of the mill love story. There are a lot of religious elements, a lot of nature and mankind talking points, and philosophical debates that will leave you thinking long after the credits role. Overall, I was more than pleasantly surprised by this wonderful film. I would absolutely recommend it.

Reviewed by Vikingbyheart 6 / 10 / 10

It could be better.

Science fiction movies have always aroused interest of directors and screenwriters and whetted the imagination of people. Z for Zachariah, based on the homonymous book by Robert C. O'Brien and directed by Craig Zobel, is a typical post-apocalyptic movie (to quote a recent film in that style we have the great The Survivalist - 2015) which focuses on drama and interpersonal relationships. Ann Burden (Margot Robbie, known for The Wolf of Wall Street - 2013) is a young woman who survived a nuclear disaster, which devastated almost the entire planet, in one of the only places not affected by the radiation: her family's farm. She lived alone with her dog Faro until the appearance of the scientist John Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor, known for 12 Years a Slave - 2013), which had managed to resist the tragedy thanks to its special costume. An affinity and a bond are established between them, but the arrival of another survivor, the mysterious Caleb (Chris Pine, known for the films Star Trek - 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness - 2013), threatens the relationship between John and Ann and shatters the harmony of the place. The pace of the film is slow, focused on drama and the internal conflicts of the three characters. Instead of external threats and great action scenes or destruction, the plot deals with the complexities of the human mind, such as game of interests, distrust, fear of being alone and people's different reactions when subjected to extreme situations. Thus, the success of this type of narrative depends on tension and suspense created by the script coupled to casting and director's skills. The performances, by the way, left absolutely nothing to be desired. Chiwetel Ejiofor hands on all duality of his character, John, which is intelligent and skeptical, but at the same time, possessive and keeps some secrets. Margot Robbie embodies the role of Ann, a humble girl, religious, sweet and naive, which is vulnerable by the inexperience of life and the fear of loneliness. Chris Pine completes the cast of confused personalities with the mysterious and manipulative Caleb, who brings with him a dark past. The photograph, taken with long shots to explore the beautiful nature of the region, and the good soundtrack are positive features in the movie. But small failures in script and direction eventually delivered a smaller film than it could be. The dialogues and the atmosphere of tension and conflict between the characters should be better developed, especially in the third act. There is a visible continuity error in the movie: Ann's dog simply vanish after Caleb's arrival, with no explanation at all. The end, built ambitiously to enable viewer's reflection and imagination, leave some loose ends which causes the feeling that a few scenes lacked depth. After all, Z for Zachariah creates tension and drama in some moments, besides having great performances. Originally posted in: https://vikingbyheart.blogspot.com.br

Reviewed by dantonstl 6 / 10 / 10

weird ending

So some things that stuck out here. The humans survived a holocaust. we see a woman and her dog living in a church.she has on a hazmat suit, but why did it come off? were there only certain areas where there was airr quality to allow that? so, she goes out hunting with an air rifle and finds a lame camper in the middle of the road....and a crazy diabetic in a space suit. They bond almost instantaneously. Chemiki Okafor becomes excited and bossy at the same time, remember when shes on the tractor, and hes like get off the tractor come hang out with me, and she was like, no thats okay im gonna do what i want to... then he got drunk at a local supermarket and could identify which snacks and sodas she liked and didnt like by what was surplus in the store? very creative. At that point, he became a lil abusive....but they ended up getting sexual anyways. So, then they find chris pine....oh boy....and some weird love triangle happens.It was cool...cuz chimeki okafor was like its cool to like him, we arent married....and the conniving spirit visible in chris pines character was all like, well instead of taking ownership of this chick and making me feel like it might be time to move on...it was BOOM i got your girlfriend.(see that scene where the next morning after they had sex in the bathroom chris pine all drapes his hand on her hair and sits down next to her eating breakfast?) but she gets remorseful and proclaims her love and commitment to the black character...weird. so this dude, chemiki okafor can make electricity if they build a wheel to get water to generate it...margot robbie is all like, how are we gonna pay chris pine to do hard labor and work with chimiki? and of course, chimiki takes on the stance well im the boss and he should work for free if hes gonna be apart of our circle.. whatever....so the ending happens...its a lil spooky because chris pine left once the project was done and the electricity got turned on.DID HE LEAVE? or did he get killed? then we are left with...um black dudes a killer and can be abusive when he drinks...maybe...is she gonna get raped for the rest of her life? or is this gonna be a gratifying experience for the both of them etrnally with a missing person...being chris pine...OH yeah and i forgot chimiki tell margot robbie that he in fact killed her brother, and what does she do....gets the sniffles and says its okay..its okay? so this chick is mentally ill. but so is the diabetic....obviously.

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