Movies about the end of the world, not to mention movies about what happens after the end of the world, are everywhere you look these days. As a result, it’s getting trickier and trickier to put a fresh spin on the apocalypse, but Reed Morano managed to do it with his lo-fi 2018 feature I Think We’re Alone Now.
An unconventional mixture of science fixture, drama, adventure, and even a little romance thrown in, Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning give solid central performances as unlikely duo Del and Grace. The former lives alone in a desolate town where he enjoys his solitary existence, before the latter mysteriously appears on the scene and forces her way into his no-frills everyday activities.
As you may have guessed, the duo start forming a bond of sorts, but making friends isn’t easy when the majority of the human population has been almost entirely erased from existence. I Think We’re Alone Now was fairly well-received by critics after landing a 63 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, but a 39 percent user rating shows that the consensus was far from being unanimously positive.
That being said, the under-the-radar flick has nonetheless managed to put a sizeable dent on the streaming charts this week, with FlixPatrol revealing I Think We’re Alone Now as one of the 10 most-watched titles on Prime Video among subscribers in the United States.
It’s far from the flashiest film in its genre, but if you prefer your tales of humanity bracing for a brand new future to be of the more understated variety, then this one might be worth checking out.