The film “Nobody Will Save You” is distinguished by its multi-layered narrative and going beyond the stereotypes typical of the genre thanks to its high-quality emotional component. The project is based on a very popular trend of science fiction cinema – the theme of an alien invasion. However, the plot develops very unpredictably and leaves the viewer with a lot of impressions. What meaning did the director put into this work and what do the key moments of the story mean? Let’s figure it out together!
At the very beginning of the story, it is easy to notice that the inhabitants of the city in which the action takes place treat Brynn with some disdain. The girl suffers from loneliness and does everything possible to find her place in this society. But at night, real horrors begin to happen in her life. Aliens are trying to invade her house with all their might. She is terrified: now she will have to fight to survive.
Although the main focus of the plot is on the girl’s struggle with aliens, the director thought through everything in such a way that through the events of the film the viewer would learn about the heroine’s past. Or perhaps he drew parallels with his own life and reflected on important things. Another distinctive feature of the plot is that the viewer can put together all the details of the plot, like a puzzle, only towards the end of the film. This is what makes the work so attractive to both sophisticated critics and mass audiences.
Everything that happens in the film between the main character and the aliens resembles a game of hide and seek. Every night they return to her house to try again and again to find the girl. And every time, Brynn almost magically manages to escape from under the nose of the alien abductors. But towards the end she still has no luck. Brynn is captured by strangers after one barely touches her with his finger. And the aliens take over not only the body of the captive, but also her mind. They see scenes from her past. Brynn’s memories are so terrible that even representatives of another civilization are imbued with sympathy for her.
The aliens understand that she is not much different from themselves. Although she is a member of the human race, she has always been rejected by her “kind”. It’s all because of an incident that happened to her in the first years of her life. After him, the heroine, no matter how hard she tried to become the same as everyone else, could not achieve even minimal recognition. She suffers all her life as an outcast. And this is probably why the aliens will have mercy on her, because the strength of the human race lies in unity.
A person like Brynn, who has lived her entire life in and out of society, poses absolutely no threat. Unlike people, aliens accept the girl for who she is. She finally finds her place, albeit not among her own kind.
In the final shots, we see Brynn seeing the people working in her garden. She waves at them welcomingly, and they greet the girl back. There is a contrast with the first scenes, in which Brynn is not even greeted. The whole point, obviously, is that their bodies are now controlled by parasites that control their behavior. People have become puppets, but Brynn is also controlled by them. After all, having received what she wanted throughout her life, she will not resist the orders established in the new society.
The girl feels good, but was it worth it? At the very end of the film, she addresses the viewer, asking them to think about how right the decision she made was.
The film makes us think about what sacrifices a person is willing to make in order for his desire to be loved to be fully satisfied. How far can we go and what are we willing to give up so that the people around us accept us for who we are? And do we remain ourselves while trying to become good for others?
What’s notable about the film is that throughout the story, she often writes letters to Maude, her close friend. This leads the viewer to believe that the friend is involved in how the city residents perceive the main character. As Brynn falls into a trance after contact with an alien, we learn what happened between them in childhood…
When they were little, Brynn and Maud got into an argument, and the latter threw her friend to the ground. Brynn had an attack of uncontrollable rage, she grabbed a stone and hit the girl with it. And judging by how society rejects her, the blow was fatal for Maud. It is obvious that the heroine feels guilty. When she writes letters to a long-dead friend, she finds some comfort in it. So she has at least some illusion that she has a loved one.
Thus, the film “Nobody Will Save You” is about an accident that can cause a person suffering for the rest of his life. Brynn, of course, did not want to kill her friend: her actions were associated with a state of passion, a protective reaction of the body. However, what happened became a stigma that crossed out her entire social life, and the alien invasion became the only salvation from eternal loneliness.