Netflix's 'IO' doesn't deliver a world worth saving

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Warning: Light spoilers for IO lie ahead.

Not every world-ender can be world-ending.

IO, the latest post-apocalyptic drama from Netflix, began streaming this weekend—but viewers crossing their fingers for another Bird Box are going to be disappointed. 

While the film's premise and plot are fine enough, IO's lacking emotional depth takes what could have been an intimate look at the end of days and instead delivers a cringe-worthy reflection on shallow character creation.

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The slow-burn sci-fi drama takes place on an abandoned Earth, most the human race having fled its increasingly toxic atmosphere to colonize one of Jupiter's moons, Io. Among the few who remain on our dying planet are IO's main (and basically only) two characters, Sam and Micah.  Read more...

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