‘IO’ Review: It’s Eve or Oblivion for the Last Woman on Earth | Modern Society of USA

‘IO’ Review: It’s Eve or Oblivion for the Last Woman on Earth

‘IO’ Review: It’s Eve or Oblivion for the Last Woman on Earth

On a toxic planet where virtually all of humankind has been either wiped out or slung to a faraway space station, only allegories thrive in the willowy vapors of the Netflix science-fiction film “IO.”

References to poems like W.B. Yeats’s “Leda and the Swan” and T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding” provide a literary framework for the acts of creation and survival that sustain the last two people on Earth, which is in the process of evolving past the species that ransacked it. But at heart, “IO” is mostly a lugubrious Adam and Eve story, staked on the chemistry between scientists who are almost too swamped in ennui to tend to the garden.

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