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Hulu’s ‘No One’s Gonna Save You’ review: Taut, simple sci-fi horror

Hulu’s ‘No One’s Gonna Save You’ review: Taut, simple sci-fi horror

No one will save you He wastes no time getting started. After a short set-up, it gets straight to the point: a home invasion that’s actually an alien invasion. What follows is an incredibly tense, surprisingly subdued mix of sci-fi and horror, just the thing for an autumn evening at home.

The film — now streaming on Hulu — comes via writer-director Brian Duffield, who has previously written similar genre shifts baby sitter And Love and monsters. The film follows Brienne (Kaitlyn Dever), a young woman who lives alone in a large, secluded house and who – for reasons that are unclear until later in the story – is either ignored or hated by everyone in the town. But she keeps herself busy making dresses, building a model village, and writing letters to her childhood friend.

You only get a simple introduction to Brynn and her quiet life before things get worse. At first, it appears that a burglar broke into her house one night, but he turns out to be a tall alien with telepathic powers. It’s really creepy. The extraterrestrial being moves in unsettling ways, twisting and twisting its body, and making a kind of clicking sound, which is very strange. Brienne barely makes it out alive.

But what’s impressive about that first encounter is that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. From there, No one will save you Expands its scope without going off track. The alien threat is growing, and as the film’s title states, Brienne is all alone because her neighbors (including the police) won’t lift a finger to help. At its best, the action echoes the more intense moments of Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film adaptation War of the Worlds, turning an ordinary house into a besieged extraterrestrial war zone. There’s even a touch of… Home Alone.

The film also does a great job of maintaining its mystery. The aliens are not explained in great detail; In fact, there is hardly any dialogue in the film at all. The story is cleverly moved across the world itself, coupled with Dever’s excellent performance. Likewise, the other big secret – why everyone hates Brienne – is only hinted at until the end. Although it never strays far from its initial concept, No one will save you It still manages to maintain its unpredictable volatility. It is better to know as little as possible.

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Now, this is a movie made for streaming, and there are some points where that’s obvious. This is mostly due to the CG and special effects; The creature designs are great, a mix of classic aliens and Slenderman, but the final product looks unrealistic, lacking the kind of detail that would make it fit into a real-world setting. This is especially true the few times you get a close-up look at an alien. Something seems far away. It’s as if technology can’t keep up with artists’ ideas.

So he said, No one will save you It’s a pleasant surprise, and just in time for the spooky season. It’s a tight, focused thriller with a unique concept that continues to build upon it. The ending is a bit strange, but the journey to get there is delightfully intense.

No one will save you It’s now streaming on Hulu in the US and on Star Plus and Disney Plus elsewhere.