I loved this so much. It was such a pit-trap of making me feel nostalgic for the act of nostalgia itself, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
This is a post-apocalypse story that has absolutely nothing new about it — except that it maintains a shining love for human fallibility and fundamental decency. I felt for everyone. The empathy was glorious. The interwoven stories were neither too much nor too little.
If I were to relate this to anything, it’d be the blend of nostalgia and future-tech and human inspiration in Pacific Rim. I’ve read reviews about Pacific Rim being the Gen-Y’s approach to apocalypse. The time has passed for wallowing in our inevitable deservedness to suffer horrific civilisation crushing ends. We have amazing technology. We have innovation. We have people resource. We form teams, we aren’t
single white male heroes/failures in this alone. Survival is worth the effort because people are worth the effort.