YMMV / Z for Zachariah

  • Follow the Leader: The decision to add a romantic subplot to the movie was likely made in the wake of the large number of successful dystopian romance films in the 2010s.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Viewers waiting for a more faithful adaptation to the book expressed disappointment that the film eschewed most of the plot points of the book in favor of a Love Triangle between the leads taking up most of the plot instead of the cat-and-mouse sci-fi thriller of the book, so much so that the film can come off as an in-name-only adaptation.