Netflix’s new apocalypse film “Leave the World Behind,” produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, follows the story of a fallout following a major cyber attack, warning that white people should not be trusted in the event of such a disaster.
The film stars Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.
The plot follows a family vacationing in a rented house on Long Island when the home’s owner, G.H. Scott, and his daughter, Ruth, arrive at their residence following a massive cyber attack in the United States.
In one scene, GH and his daughter Ruth are seen together about to go to sleep when his daughter says:
“If the world falls apart, trust should not be doled out easily to anyone, especially white people.”
Netflix's "Leave the World Behind" cyber apocalypse movie warns about "white people" if "the world falls apart."— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 11, 2023
Barack and Michelle Obama are producers on the film. pic.twitter.com/HRV7oO96sa
The Independent reported:
“The lengthy post-apocalyptic thriller, from Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail, was released on the streaming service on Friday (8 December) and has since shot to the top of its most-watched charts.
Adapted from the 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, Leave the World Behind follows a society that unravels after the technological infrastructure begins to collapse.”
The film’s plot follows an electricity outage in the US.
According to FlixPatrol, which tracks viewing on streaming services, the film is Netflix’s No. 1 picture globally and in the top position in 85 countries.
Samba TV estimated that a whopping 2.6 million US households watched Leave the World Behind in its first two days.
Netflix film called "Leave The World Behind" produced by the Obamas includes a scene demonizing white people.— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 11, 2023
White people are the only group you’re allowed and celebrated to be racist towards and it will be put into movies by the most influential people. pic.twitter.com/WxyIYmzGOH
Barack & Michelle Obama just produced their first fiction film on Netflix called: "Leave The World Behind"— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) December 11, 2023
The plot is about a cyberattack that shuts down all the power & cripples the United States. (Predictive programming?)
They even managed to sneak in a scene bashing white… pic.twitter.com/55HPiEQSX2
The New Netflix movie called "Leave The World Behind" was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.— Shadow of Ezra (@ShadowofEzra) December 11, 2023
The movie shows how a cyberattack caused a major blackout in the United States.
This is a warning for things to come.
The Obamas are evil.
A Dark December. pic.twitter.com/sRa9GTDfsz
Tesla founder Elon Musk took issue to a scene in the film about his cars.
Musk replied to a clip, posted by Netflix, to point out what he believes to be a plot inaccuracy.
In response to the scene, Musk wrote on X/Twitter:
“Teslas can charge from solar panels even if the world goes fully Mad Max and there is no more gasoline!”
Musk highlighted that the cars could survive an electric-free apocalyptic situation.