Nice premise let down by execution. I wish there were more slightly lighthearted apocalypse films, but it never feels like it gets going. The main character is definitely just Awkward Young Man #1638181, the type of role that would’ve been played by Shia 15 years ago. CGI is pretty terrible too, which normally I don’t care about it at all but it does make the creatures feel very lacking in threat.
It’s interesting rewatching this 10 years (!) after it first came out. It feels like this documentary kicked off a decade or so of the reverence of the master chef, finally rendered in high definition via streaming services, for good or ill. I found the director’s Netflix series Chef’s Table to be incredibly self indulgent, and I can’t recall it ever making me excited about food. You got the same impression from most of the chefs they interviewed - focused…