The movie what turns out to be the final seven people on earth struggling to come to terms with where they are.
In a not-too-distant future, the face of London has changed dramatically. Stung by ineffectual politics, a rapidly expanding population and the ravages of climate change it can no longer take the strain and collapses in on itself. Down from 7 million, now only 7 individuals remain and together they must form a new society in the face of a desperate, unforgiving future.
The Last Seven starts really well with a great opening 15 minutes focusing on William Blake (Simon Phillips) waking up to find himself in the middle of the City of London with no one else around him. It’s going to be compared with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later because it has that bleak empty London that we got to know so well back in 2002.
Blake ends up meeting the final 6 though various different circumstances and as the movie unfolds, we find are slowly drip-fed information that brings the entire story together. Danny Dyer’s character is named Angel of Death in the credits and that sums up his role in the movie which I’d describe as a horror thriller.
Unfortunately the character development in The Last Seven is a little slow and after the great opening scene, the movie does slow down in it’s pace somewhat although I loved the editing and the way in which some of the scenes were shot with some wonderful panoramic shots of London from the air.
As a nice tangent from the team’s Jack Says trilogy, The Last Seven has some decent ideas and creates a nicely created atmosphere, though the resolution doesn’t quite live up to the intital promise there are some strong performances and it’s worth a look. Click here for your chance to win a copy of The Last Seven on DVD.