Last Woman on Earth (2003) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
When Herald Gern, his wife Evelyn and his lawyer Martin Joyce, go scuba diving in Puerto Rico, they don’t expect the whole world to change. However, it certainly has. While they were down below, something caused the oxygen to disappear from the atmosphere, and it is only their diving equipment that saved them. When God created the world, He made Adam and Eve, but what happens when there is a second man around to complicate things? Evelyn is faced with some hard choices, the choices of the last woman on earth!
OK, after reading the reviews I thought, “Can it really be that bad?” Sadly, it is! The storyline had something of the feel of H.G. Wells’ In the Days of the Comet. But, where Wells used the situation as a launching pad on a discussion on Socialism and Free Love, the director of this film instead used the situation to portray a low-watt soap opera, where post-apocalyptic people dress up in suits and ties, and dresses and pearls, and drink martinis.
The actors act stiffly (in the mode of the times, it was 1960 after all), and bring surprisingly little passion to this post-apocalyptic love-triangly. Oh, and don’t be led astray by the cover - there are several fights, but none involving knives, and the most revealing thing that actress Betsy Jones-Mooreland is shown in is a one-piece swimsuit.
No, this is not an exciting movie, nor a passionate one, nor even a thought-provoking one. Oh well, you can’t win them all.
(Review of DVD - Last Woman on Earth)
About Last Woman on Earth (2003)
Starring: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne
Runtime: 71 minutes
Director: Roger Corman