So I wound up with a netflix account in front of me and thought I would sample their goods (though I find it might be Hulu but because UK). Could have watched that Arcane show which I heard was very good (watched it later and it was). but no let's go for an original film despite nothing really working before in my past dalliances.
So I guess this is an attempt to cash in on "family survives end of the world", with the wheel of disasters landing on robot uprising and as I guess child actors are expensive, not to mention the woods are dangerous, then "just make her pregnant" for the annoying factor. We also get to go for travel rather than trying to shelter in place.
I should have turned it off 5 minutes in after the opening scene (the androids with demonstrated superhuman reflexes and considerable strength, and possibly long charge/means to charge easily, having now achieved sentience and no longer wanting to be service robots, can apparently turn mobile phones into bombs but decided not to upload a basic combat package to them for the takeover or have good patrol sweeps (the human military also being morons but eh). The rest of it was even more lacking cohesion, motivations, more than the more generic of struggles (I might have liked a proper survival film where he has to drag a pregnant woman somewhere).
There will probably be some debate over whether "wow a quiet place and/or birdbox made all the money" was the inspiration or they are going more for Children of Men, The Road or even Book of Eli (by far the weaker of these, even if it does feature Tom Waits). If considering this then rewatch any of those, or even dip into zombies with 28 days later/28 weeks later. Or if you want to run around in the woods in a survival situation in a game I have been playing that Days Gone game a bit of late and quite enjoying that.
A by the numbers bodyguard/on the run type film. They did make the effort to go to Morocco rather than green screen which was nice, and had some nice stunts/fight sequences. Few questionable moments and the ending sequence... don't expect much on that.
If I squint I could almost get an 80s "known for some action" type of film going on so I did not regret the time spent, which I guess is an improvement for Netflix originals that I have bothered with.
2021-12 Seven sisters (What Happened to Monday)
Marvel, Shang chi and the ten rings
Transformers 5 : The Last Knight
2022-02 Hotel Transilvania 3 : not that good. only the first one was ok Small foot (Yéti & compagny) Marvel,Eternals
Ghostbuster afterlife (2021)
2022-03 Monster hunter, Legends of the Guild (animation): Netflix, good Monster Hunter (with Milla Jovovich) : This movie is a joke Warcraft the beginning
Waiting for/wanting to watch:
MCU, Spiderman No way Home (DVD release in April 12th 2022)
Marvel, Venom 1 & 2
Marvel, Xmen the New Mutants
DCU, anything since Shazam up to The suicide squad (I'm late!)
DC Batman 2022
Jurassic world 3