I watched Aftermath on Hulu after seeing it advertised many times. Frankly, the reason I finally did it was simply Arnold Schwarzenegger. Knowing nothing about the film, but sure it would have some corny one-liners and tons of action, I decided to give it a try.

One pleasant surprise was that Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) and
Maggie Grace (Lost, Fear the Walking Dead) were in the cast. I really like both of them. Another surprise was that after more than an hour in, there was no shooting, no explosions, no faces smashed and no, “I’ll be back!”

This is NOT an action flick. It is a deep story about an airline crash and the emotional aftermath on the people involved. What happens at the end of the film however was shocking and disturbing. I am sorry I watched actually. This is not the Schwarzenegger we’ve grown up with.

by Chris Doelle

Rating 3 of 10