20 Years After Was on Netflix Tonight!
20 Years After is a movie that’s based on 20 years after nuclear war takes out the entire earth. The story goes on to tell you about a few survivors and how they get along. It takes you through where they live, how they got there, and what’s going on there. Now the movie does appear to be a little slow moving; it doesn’t have a whole lot of pop.
Michael the main character, which is known as Michael on the radio, played by Joshua Leonard. Michael’s character has been living underground for the last 20 years, which originally started with his father. Now Michael and his father for the last 20 years have been broadcasting from this underground bunker, and when the movie starts Michael has decided that he’s going to move out of his bunker and see the rest of the world. At this point he, and the rest the world, feels that if you go into the cities, the pollution and nuclear pollution will kill you.
Sarah, played by Azura Skye, is another young character, approximately 24 years of age and is extremely pregnant, approximately 8 months into it. Sarah has eyes for the future and simply doesn’t want to live underground for the rest of her life. She’s lived in an abandoned house with her mother, who has lost her entire family with the exception of Sarah. Her mother Margaret, played by Dane Salinger, is very protective and doesn’t let her daughter do so much as leave the abandoned house, or bunker – it wasn’t real clear.
20 Years After is a movie about these three characters getting up from where they are and moving along into the big city, showing the world that after 20 years the earth has made a recovery, and it’s time to rebuild. Further proof is that most of the men have been deemed sterile, and Sarah’s pregnancy is a sign that that is also beginning to change from time.
In addition to the movie being slow, there were several slips, especially from Michael on the radio when he talked about the city having no streetlights and no headlights. Keep in mind that Michael is about 21 years of age, and he was not around to see what streetlights or headlights have ever looked like. Now we all know that I hate coincidences, but this movie has one that is so undeniable and irritating that I think it detracts majorly from the overall rating of the movie. Most everyone in the movie talks about all the bad people that are out in the world. As it turns out, there’s only one group of bad people, and the lady was running them just so happens to be doing so with Sarah’s brother. I mean, I’m all for a good story, but really her brother, her mother Margaret’s only second child?
IMDB’s rating on this movie is a 3.4 out of a possible 10. I’m not so sure that I could even come close to giving it that low of a rating. Granted there is a lot wrong with the movie, and it could’ve been a lot better. Personally I see the movie rating at about a 5 out of 10. I think the story lacked a more aggressive progression that would’ve made it more interesting. I think the some of the characters were an attempt to create a magical style of being, and I think all the attempts failed miserably. Had they stuck just to the real-life situation it would’ve been a much better story. Above all, stop with the relatives being in every random group of people that existed in the same 10 mile radius for the last 20 years, not knowing each other exist.