‘Last Man on Earth’ is just weird enough to work

March 1, 2015 3:59 PM

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Filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have a magic touch that turns potentially awful ideas into surprisingly awesome ones. Just look at the duo’s recent work: Adapt the kids’ book “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” reboot “21 Jump Street,” build a movie out of Legos.

Based on premises alone, any of those films could have bombed. Instead, they were all critical and commercial hits that netted sequels.

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