With Covid-19 on everyone’s mind, I had heard there was a rise in the popularity of pandemic themed movies, which explains why the movie “Only” was trending on Netflix recently.
After a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all of the women in the world, a young couple’s relationship is severely tested. They hide out (from both the illness and the savages who hunt the remaining women) in their over-sterilized apartment. Ultimately the duo escapes their self-imposed quarantine to head to the wilderness for one final experience together.
Originally released in 2019, Only is a Dark Romantic film that you might not have otherwise heard of. It stars a handful of actors and actresses most people haven’t heard of either. But that doesn’t however mean it isn’t worth a watch.
So basically what happens is, one day it starts raining ash, which is actually a virus that proves lethal to the entire female population. No women means no babies and that means eventually the end of the human race.
As the movie progresses you see a few things happen, first is the scientific pursuit of an alternative method of having babies, like with artificial wombs and the harvesting of viable eggs from females, which as we learn (at least in this movie) you can still harvest up to a few hours after the woman dies. This is why the government places a $2 million bounty on women. Any man that turns in a female is paid this massive sum of cash.
The movie wasn’t bad. If you have an hour and a half of time to waste then sure, give it a watch but I will say, don’t go into this expecting a great watch. That’s not what this is. It was mediocre at best. Honestly, it was the end that ruined it for me.
SPOILER ALERT: After watching what you think is a story of a young couple in love trying to survive the worst of situations you find out that isn’t the case. She’s a selfish person who resents everything her husband tries to do to save her life so she just says screw it all and goes out and pretty much just kills herself by exposing herself to the virus, and we’re supposed to somehow feel bad about her death now? Ummm okay.
Anyway, as I said, it’s a decent enough movie to watch if you just need to waste some time.