Yes; this is all dialog without much action action. That was the point; to delve into some philosophical thinking . Not a movie for those unwilling to dive into some abstract, profound thinking. "IO" is an exceptional film if you're willing to invest your brain cells.
Stars: Margaret Qualley ,HBO's The Leftovers. Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston
'IO' is a theme of Isolation and Loneliness. Post-apocalyptic psychological drama, focusing on human relationships This film is an excellent character study . It absolutely will not be pleasing to people who want high-tech, fancy FX, big budget excitement. This movie is a ***Slow Burn ***. And I loved it . The plot appears, to the casual viewer to be fairly straight-forward and simple.
Except it's not, and I'm still trying to figure it out. It's foundation lies in the poem by Yeats, "Leda and the Swan," an understanding of Greek mythology, and to some extent, the Trojan War. "And Agamemnon dead," is a *key* line, spoken more than once through out the film .
Under the dismal veil of a post-apocalyptic earth, the movie focuses on the importance of art, of culture, of history and what the wold would be with out it.
If you like to think, ponder and ask what if, why, how and for what purpose? And who are willing to delve into some philosophical thinking, I'd recommend this movie. You'll find 'IO' enjoyable. It Pays the viewer off emotionally well after the credits roll.