Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O'Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.
This is one of my favorite sleeper movies of the year. No big budget or promotion. Not many stars you will recognize but a great story with great special effects and will hold your attention all the way through. When love drives you to do silly things…will you battle monsters? This is a great coming of age story of a boy separated from the girl he thinks he loves, and what he will do to get to her.....becoming a man along the way. This one you will enjoy. Put it on your list.