As we currently experience an unusual amount of loss, famine and war around the globe, one can’t help but wonder if an apocalypse is right around the corner. What will we do? How will we survive ? Do we survive and what does that even look like.
Written and directed by Brian Duffield, No One Will Save You is a science fiction, psychological thriller told through the eyes of Brynn, a lonely young woman with a painfully mysterious backstory. The end of the world won’t only be for those that are ready for it and the idea of an alien movie rudely bursting the bubble our character has spent years building and cultivating feels like a a cool way to tell a story seen over and over again.
Alien films are not unusual, as seen by the likes of now classic films like “E.T.,” “Alien Invasion” and, of course, “Alien.” However, just like in the blockbuster take on this genre with John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place,” Brynn (exquisitely executed by “Booksmart” and “Dopesick” star Kaitlyn Dever), never utters one word while carrying this film on her shoulders like a champ. The extreme prowess of physicality Dever endures running and being thrashed about for multiple frames is impressive at best. It’s like she is an amalgamation of Ripley from Alien, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft.
No Will Save You for most horror buffs will feel like light, but, as for me, I was left commentating on the action out loud, jumping every once in a while and covering up those eyes for the really gross parts. Although these aliens may look like like E.T., they are by no stretch of the imagination friendly, their presence is enhanced by ominous music throughout the film and a list of SFX credits that would give Marvel a run for their money.
The ending is a little crazy with a full on musical number western style, but this mismatch mesh of crashing multiple movies into each other in order to gain this particular perspective kinda works for me.