We watched a film last week and had no idea beforehand what it was about. Within about ten to fifteen minutes of scene setting, the action started, and pretty much didn't stop for the rest of the movie. So much for me trying to fold washing etc while I was watching it - this movie captivated me
and I couldn't take my eyes off it!
The falling of lights from the sky observed by a nightclub full of young adults was an awesome sight, which soon became terrifying when they realised these lightning balls were aliens looking to kill. The film is set in Russia, which provided an amazing background to the post-apocolyptic journey undertaken by the five main characters. Since watching Midnight in Paris not long ago, I have been more aware than usual of the sets in films, and this one did not disappoint.
The interior architecture shots are stunning too.
Another good thing is that the film is PG-13, so, although it is gripping and scary, there is no gratuitous swearing, violence or adult scenes to worry about! Most people will think of it as just another random alien movie, but this really was quite a convincing story, and the setting was a bonus. If you get a chance, give it a go!