The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter review – Josh Brolin hunts for dignity in Netflix comedy
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How it felt like the close of this film would never come. How we so commonly return in cinema, especially lately, to visions of the end of the world. How the actual ending of this film is an atrocious cheat. Sam is pregnant, and Will wants to ask Tom for her hand in marriage to start a family. Not really. All cell service to the West Coast goes down. And then things get even more ominous as the power goes out in Chicago and panic sets in.
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I am starting to get pretty fed up with Netflix and its utter lack of a rating system, so here I am doing yet another bit of public service, telling you to avoid one of their original movies. And on the surface, they seemed to be right. The plot revolves around a man in Chicago trying to trek across the country to Seattle after some sort of unknown catastrophe on the west coast to try and reunite with his wife. It seemed like an apocalyptic affair, one that was weirdly close to a book I actually wrote , The Last Exodus, which opens with a man stuck in Miami who must battle his way across the country to try to find his wife and son in Portland in the aftermath of an alien invasion. I thought the cast seemed pretty solid. Stealing the show is Grace Dove as Ricki, a young Native American woman who joins them briefly on their journey. Throughout the movie, you never know what exactly has happened on the West Coast. But along the way, with communications and power out in the whole country, you never have a clear picture of what happens.
Spoilers ahead. The loss of signal during a FaceTime call is never a welcome occurrence. Shoddy WiFi or inclement weather can all show signs of existence with one dropped connection.