ATTN: SCI FI Fans and Doomsday Preppers
“4:44: Last Day on Earth takes place mostly in NYC in an apartment shared by Cisco (Willem Dafoe), an actor who is a recovering addict, and his considerably younger girlfriend, a painter named Skye (Shanyn Leigh). These are great computer age names. Between multiple TV and computer screens, simultaneous Skype and I-Phone calls are we being told technology has brought us to this end?
In reality the world is about to be destroyed because the ozone layer is shot (Global Warming) with no way of preventing this. Where is Bruce Willis when you need him to destroy the asteroid and save us all? The characters in the story know the world is ending and the story is what they do with their final hours, as if the governments would even let us know. Just go about you normal life. Reach out to old friends and family no need to work out or save for the future anymore. It’s better to burn out than fade away does not enter their minds.
The use of real documentary footage adds to the realism of the film but I for one expect a bit more from the end of the world.