These Final Hours – ★★★★★
A huge meteorite has collided with Earth and has landed somewhere in Europe. The catastrophic explosion will take 12 hours to reach Australia, where our main character James resides, coked off his face and wanting to live his last half a day off of his tits with his girlfriend.
Within the first 10 minutes I was gripped. You’re immediately asked ‘what would you do if you and the world would die within half a day?’. The answer? You’d do what you want.
James collides through a heated, yellow landscape where people have gone mad. Theres sex on the street, family suicide and rave parties where people play Russian roulette. James wants to bury his head in alcohol just like everyone else, until he finds a lost little girl called Rose. And then everything changes.
Watch this movie for it’s amazing cinematography, fast pacing and intense acting. It’s one of those ‘YOU WILL DIE no matter what movies’ but pitted against a dramatic and apocalyptic dread that never lets up. The final 5 minutes are especially exceptional.
By Matt Skings