What an absolutely incredible performance by Fraser James who plays Dr. Henri Gasana!!
Intriguing plot, great atmosphere and effects, but the acting is terrible.
I was disappointed at first. Then it blew me away!
Possibly the worst marketing for a tv show ever. In the first season we won't follow a crew's journey to Mars like everyone thought, but we will instead see people preparing to go there. Their struggles, problems and everything in-between. We won't see what we thought we'd see. Because of that, I was disappointed, but one episode later, I saw the real beauty of this show and what makes it (in my eyes) worth watching.
Having binged it in two sittings, I won't deny that this is a slow show or that - at times - not much happens. But what I won't say is, that it's boring. At the core, the story is about the characters and how they're dealing with the fact that they are actually going to Mars. How it affects not only their lives, but also the lifes of and the relationships to their loved ones.. It surely is more drama than sci-fi, but not in a bad way.
Along the way you'll start to care about the characters and you'll realize how well-acted this show is. With a great cast, the show tells a compelling story. You'll see incredible cinematography not many shows have. You'll appreciate the variety of music throughout; epical, magical, partly eery and mysteriosly beautiful music.
To me, this show was a real surprise and I give it a 9/10. I'm really hoping for a second season!
Going into this movie, I had a faint idea as to what it would be like. I was so wrong. After watching the trailer and reading the synopsis I personally thought of it as a revamped 'The Day After Tomorrow'. If you don't know what that movie is about, it is basically about a father who's trying to get to his son who's stuck in another city while a natural disaster hits. It is still one of my favorites. After watching 'How It Ends' though, I can say that it is firstly nothing like it and secondly far from being as good as I initially thought it would be.
The first few minutes were quite impressive. It had a good setup — not too slow and not too rushed — and what a good movie needs: likeable characters. Personally, I liked the cast a lot, but thought that their performance was only average. It was hard for me to feel the character's chemistry throughout.
After that 'promising' beginning, I wanted answers more than anything. Instead, I got a long, long, long journey through the U.S. with some minor obstacles and a lot of side-stories of characters I barely even knew. Those stories were touched but never really told and after a few minutes the main plot scared them away, never to be seen or heard from again. That resulted in characters appearing and vanishing in an instant without a huge impact on the main story.
So, the whole mid-section felt like a filler. A large portion of the movie was a filler. I wasn't bored, but also far from being satisfied. The few effects and action sequences that the movie had were fine but nothing special. Dialogues felt weak but not unnecessary or forced which is a good thing.
About 85 minutes into it, I was still waiting for something big to happen. I thought the movie (with the way it presented things, creating mystery as to what's going on and such) would soon hit its high with a big finale and a mind-blowing conclusion. But guess what ... that's when it ended. That's when I knew I wasted almost two hours of my time. The movie is titled 'How It Ends' and yet it doesn't even have a real ending. Why? How? What? No answers, no nothing. The whole time you're wondering what's going on, but you'll never get the answer. You'll never get a real conclusion to what's really going on. I'm disappointed and so will many others.
Score: 46 / 100