Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 1.5

A solar flare has hit the Planet Earth - turning a good portion of it into a desert - so Finch Weinberg (Tom Hanks), one of the only survivors, has to scavenge around for food and supplies; when he receives notice a massive storm is coming to hit his hometown of St. Louis, he sets out on a road trip with his beloved dog (named Goodyear!) and robot Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones) and they head to San Francisco for safety.  This is another generic "climate change" movie that fails to say anything about the subject aside from "the sky looks like swiss cheese" and leaves Hanks "acting" across from a machine that sounds like Borat and a pooch ... and it's a little tedious (despite Hanks' magnetism): he's hacking up a lung from the beginning so it's clear the radiation is going to do him in by the end, and the "father-son" conversations he has with Jeff aren't as "touching" as the filmmakers would have liked for them to be.  Frankly, I prefer the volleyball.