Movie Review – Here Alone (Netflix)
A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has killed much of society, and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.
Hello again! I was a bit bored after a long week of work, so I scoured Netflix and found this film. It mentioned a zombie apocalypse and the trailer was well-produced, so I took the plunge!
Overall this was an entertaining film, though I don’t think I’d watch it again.
We are taken to a zombie apocalypse where our main character Ann survives out in the wild on her own. When she encounters the first uninfected humans she’s seen in quite some time, she’s hesitant. Should she help them? Can she trust them?
This movie wasn’t quite what I was expecting. From the trailer it did look a little slower than most zombie movies, but a lot of it was character-driven, something that tends to be a turn off. However, I actually think the characters made this movie.
Ann had a decent amount of depth. We get a good explanation of what lead her to this point in life, and what she’s had to do to survive. I was a bit disappointed that the cast was so small and that we didn’t get a lot of backstory from the other characters.
The plot was simple and intriguing, but I wanted it to move a bit more. There are zombies out there, but for most of the film they stay away, simply minding their own business in their own areas. Given they are out in the wilderness this does make a certain amount of sense, but I just wanted more to happen in terms of action.
The development we did receive from the characters did make the film very watchable, and I think that distracted me from the fact that there wasn’t too much going on.
Ultimately, this movie was a fun experience despite its slight shortcomings and is worth a watch if you like a slower-paced zombie film.
That’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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Good review. I was just thinking about zombie movies. One of my faves is Train to Busan.
Thanks! Train to Busan was amazing. Did you know theres a sequel?
A sequel? No, I didn’t. Cool!
Yeah, I’m gonna hunt it down. Must have more!
I believe the intent of the writer of this movie was to truly put the viewer into the reality of living in the deep woods of upstate NY. She’s living off the grid because there is no grid, and hasn’t been for years. The utter quiet, the loneliness, the boredom, the complete sense of isolation, and so much alone time to reflect on the past. This film captures that all beautifully. Clearly the ending was made with a sequel in mind… just wish it was made!
Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I really enjoyed this movie overall. Too bad there wasn’t a sequel!