Ooooh. What an idea. The world is suffering from some kind of a plague that affects everyone, sweeping across the world in huge waves. It begins with a wave of euphoria followed by loss of the sense of smell. People were confused, but quickly recovered. But when the next wave passed through, and the next, and people lost more of their senses, the world changed. Suddenly and totally. The film is told from the perspective of Susan (Eva Green) and Michael (Ewan McGregor) who meet and fall in love amongst all of this drama.
At first, I thought it was going to be one of those films where, despite some fairly major events, it feels like nothing happens. There are lots of long, slow and quite beautiful shots with dramatic music, and I was enjoying this enough, but wasn’t sure that I’d get through a whole film. And then things started to go crazy, and it became just fantastic. Quite confronting. Almost depressing. But genuinely excellent; I want everyone to see this film. Still, I’ve really got to stop watching films and reading books about the end of the world. It’s not healthy for my head space.