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Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart
THE LAST SURVIVORS centers on a teenage girl fighting to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken land. At the edge of an expansive, dusty valley, all that remains of the Wallace Farm for Wayward Youth are some hollowed-out husks of buildings. Seventeen-year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson of The Bronze, and ABC Family's Ravenswood) can barely recall when the Oregon valley was all lush farmland. It's been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away.
Kendal and her last friend on earth, Dean (Booboo Stewart, The Twilight Saga, X-Men: Days of Future Past) barely scrape by while dreaming of escape. Dean is ill and can stay alive only by drinking water regularly - luckily, he and Kendal have access to a special well with enough water for both of them. But when a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished things she has left.
There is not much I can add plot wise because the above synopsis about covers it all without giving away the film's surprises. After reading that the film was action packed I looked forward to sitting down and checking it out for myself. I have to admit I did not find the film to be as action packed as others have, there is a good amount of action and all of it is brutal and very well done but there is also a lot of drama going on in the film as well so there are long stretches in-between the action scenes. But that is why I liked the film so much, it was not just another Apocalyptic story of survival, this has a solid, realistic story to backup all the action and brilliant cinematography.
And then there is the cast, you need a cast to play these strong and courageous characters and the film makers could not have picked a better lead in Haley Lu Richardson who is simply amazing as Kendal, the teen who will do anything to protect the water and her best friend from those looking to take it all away. The entire cast did a terrific job but Haley Lu Richardson really blew me away with her performance
"The Last Survivors" is not the first apocalyptic thriller and it certainly won't be the last but it is definitely one of the most powerful and engaging ones I have seen to date. The film VOD and all digital platforms from Dark Sky Films on August 4, 2015. The film will also be available day & date on Blu-ray & DVD. You can order whichever format you want HERE.
Even if you are not a fan of these types of survival films I highly recommend checking this one out. I was left completely blown away by it and I highly recommend it.
Released by Dark Sky Films
**** Out Of *****