Post-apocalyptic films are a dime a dozen, particularly on Netflix, but every now and again, one arrives which proves why filmmakers continue dive into the post-apocalyptic well again and again. Will IO be one of those films? I’m not so certain, but the recently released trailer for the upcoming Netflix film does look watchable. In the not too distant future, most of humanity has abandoned Earth for a colony on one of Jupiter’s moons. A young scientist by the name of Sam (Margaret Qualley) is one of the few remaining humans left and she’s determined to find a way for humans to adapt and survive on Earth. After encountering another survivor, played by AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’s Anthony Mackie, Sam’s resolve is shaken and the pair set out to catch the last shuttle leaving Earth before they truly are alone. What do you folks think? Does IO look worth your time?
The official synopsis for IO:
Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.
IO will debut on Netflix on January 18th.