How It Ends Something big has happened on the West Coast and no one knows what as the event has cut power across the country. Will (Theo James) is in Chicago for a quick trip to apparently ask his girlfriend’s dad for permission to marry her. Before he can get back, an unknown event happens causing a blackout first on the West Coast and then in Chicago. He and his girlfriend’s father, a Marine veteran, (Forest Whitaker) take a nightmarish road trip to find Sam (Kat Graham) in Seattle.
The two men don’t get along but are forced to cooperate in order to carry out their common goal of getting to Sam. On the road from Chicago to Seattle they struggle to stay alive as they meet people who help them, people the help, and a lot of people who try to rob and kill them. One of the helpers is Ricki (Grace Dove) who agrees to fix their car for a ride to California and soon finds she doesn’t enjoy their methods for getting through the apocalypse.
How It Ends is the kind of movie that provides you with questions and no answers and the title of the film could be a gotcha gag because when you get to it, the end will not likely leave you satisfied. The film feels like it’s trying to tell us something important about life, love, family or human relationships but it got too tired of the effort before ever getting there. How It Ends isn’t a bad movie, but it doesn’t feel like a finished movie. However, if you need some motivation for working on your disaster preparedness kit, How it Ends can offer that. How It Ends is available now on Netflix.