I knew nothing of this film until I heard Marc Fennell’s review on Triple J earlier in the day.
He said and I loosely quote “A not shit version of Tomorrow When the War Began” and he was right on the money. SO much more believable, and while not directly in your face, it dealt with some of the horrific things that would actually happen in a scenario like this.
He also said he was let down by the end, which I agree was pretty weak. They could have spent another 10min or more just fleshing something out. It was just too sudden.
The other thing that got me watching this was Saoirse Ronan.
She was fucking brilliant in Hanna and didn’t disappoint in How I Live Now.