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. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Oh Earth you old narratively-convenient scallywag!
Out of nowhere, according to upcoming Netflix sci-fi movie Io‘s trailer, you just up and turned against humanity.
Somehow I think it’s we who have turned against the Earth but leaving that aside, our beloved blue planet is now a toxic enviromental mess and so we’re all escaping, well those of us left alive for the largest of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, Io, which apparently has not much water and over 400 active volcanoes.
So, MUCH better then. (Did anyone on the movie’s writing team check this out at all? I’m guessing not.)
Anyway, Io is all about the people who are left on Earth and what appears to be a last-minute decision to get the last shuttle out of an environmentally-ruined Dodge.
I am hoping it’s great but thus far, the sci-fi offerings on Netflix have not been stellar. (Get it? Get it? Oh, never mind.)
Just like Io really …
Io premieres on Netflix on 18 January.