Only on Amazon could this film end up with a rating higher than 2 or 3 stars. Little or no thought went into this script, you can predict the entire film just by reading the synopsis. I'm not surprised to see several reviewers preening about how prescient and poignant they believe it is, and feeling vindicated in their cynicism toward society.
Following the "greatest war mankind has ever seen," there is supposedly a chemical aftermath which makes the air unsafe to breathe. The "World Authority" keeps people living in 10x10 habitation pods (completely alone for some reason), occupied only by video games and work. Which raises the question - if there is a World Authority, who was fighting in the war? Was the Authority established as a result of the war? Or was the "war" more of a global rebellion? There is no answer, and it doesn't matter because the movie doesn't care about world-building. It just wants to say "society = VERY VERY BAD and inevitably doomed, mm'kay?"
Main character Darwin operates a front end loader remotely from his pod, gathering materials to build more/improved pods. In other words, the work he does only serves to perpetuate the status quo. Y'know... WINK WINK like all jobs WINK WINK. After nine years of this, his pod is damaged by lightning and he is forced to go outside.
Surprise! The air is fine, which we may have gleaned from the fact that his loader's work site is surrounded by a lush, green forest. The Authority just wants people to stay alone in their pods because human misery = profit or something, I guess.
Also I just have to say, it's weird that they're using such ancient loaders in the year 2149. I get that it's a micro-budget production (most of which probably went toward acquiring Molly Parker)... but in that case, there's no reason to set it so far in the future. This story would have been much more believable if it was 2049 or 2059... Or hell, why not 2084? This story seems like it was written by the kind of person who says "Orwell's 1984 was warning, not an instruction manual!"
Anyway, Darwin eventually stumbles across a family living in the woods, remembers how wonderful it is to live outside of confinement, and falls in love with the "most beautiful woman he ever met". The end.
Overall it's a perfect film for selfish cynics and luddites who see no value in being part of a society, and no reason to preserve or improve it. Just blow it all up so the Strong can live off the land, without being burdened by the knowledge that their labor might benefit someone outside of their immediate family unit. Almost like a libertarian prepper's version of Blade Runner.