Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Review of 'Io'
Lots of it looks like 'Life After People' - ruined cities overtaken by plants, and so on. The action centres round whether a surviving young woman scientist, and a slightly older man who arrives by Helium balloon, should leave Earth on the last rocket shuttle or stay behind - she's the daughter of a scientist who advised that Earth could be made habitable again.
So there's not actually much action at all - some talking, a lot of silences, and some dream and memory sequences. It does drag a bit in places, and I did have the odd little doze without apparently missing much. It's quite effective, although I would have preferred it if the disaster that has happened was related to the one that we are actually facing - runaway climate change.
Watched on Netflix - another Netflix Original.