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Nightmarish visions of a futuristic dystopian society are also permitted.
I'm going for Mad Max, I never tire of it.
well about 10 minutes of it. He was riding around a camp of badguys on a motorbike I think, shooting them all! I thought it was hilarious!
I'd say 28 Days Later though.
The original is the best from a cinematic standpoint, but, the second one is pretty cool. I never liked Mad Max 3.
Apparently there's a Mad Max 4 in production, but, it's been held up due to the fact that they're trying to film it in Africa where the whole collapse of society/no law and order and murder on the highways scenario is a reality in some areas already.
28 Days Later was great, I loved the scenes that were set in an abandoned London.
I just forget what a cunt Heston actually is and lose myself in it.
or erm, battle royale maybe, is that post-apocalyptic?
Plot aside, I loved the concept for that film.
I guess Battle Royale counts as it's based around a future society where youth crime is out of control and draconian laws are introduced in an effort to halt further decline.
post apocalyptic as well? i hope kevin costner isnt actually the world's last hope after the apocalypse.
Costner had a bit of a thing for that scenario because it came out around the same sort of time as Waterworld.
i kinda want to watch it, kinda.
Alternatively, Supermario bros rears it's ugly (beautiful and amazing, obv) head again.
Bladerunner is amazing.
Has anyone seen the Redux version yet?
I'm debating getting it from Amazon at the moment.
...and Ice-T as a mutant kangaroo has to be the best casting ever!
is quite unlike any other post apocalyptic film i've ever seen, michael haneke's best effort by miles. other goodies - the quiet earth, stalker, la jetee, the rapture and on the beach. the last one is a real heartbreaker.
good suggestions, stalker! and time of the wolf, although i dont know its his best film, its great though.
it looks beautiful.
and jude law is actually quite good in it
i wanna see soylent green but will never remember...same applies to alphaville
surprisingly it's quite a good film. anyone seen logan's run? now that's a stinker - even jenny agutter in her prime can't save it. and yeah, alphaville is way cool, forgot about that one and i only saw it last week.
All that effort to escape the city, then they get outside and err........find it's really boring, then nothing realy happens!
I only had to watch that one about three times to follow the plot. I need to watch it again, in case I forget how to understand it...
Dawn of the Dead.
Still and quite possibly always will be my favourite film of all.
From the television station opening, which sets the sense, lays down the rules and builds the perfect atmosphere, through the storming of the projects, the escape in the chopper and the discovery of the shopping mall, it's a film that just keeps giving and giving.
For something often considered a 'B' movie, it has a brilliant script, lovely production ideas throughout, a memorable soundtrack (if you've got the European cut with Goblin!!) and characters you actually care about! "Roger!"
(Does it count as post-apocalyptic though? I suppose the 'apocalypse' is on going through the duration of the film?)
i probably prefer day, for some reason i just really like the opening premise that we've already lost and then things only get worse. wonderly bleak film.
THX1138, Logans Run and (original) Planet Of The Apes.
I have a soft spot for Zardoz too.
the sexiests film of all time
Dawn can't compare in the "post-apocalyptic" stakes. Day has this overriding sense of hopelessness and emptiness which it's predecessor doesn't quite match (and i don't think Dawn is "post-apocalyptic" at all - "apocalyptic" maybe)
Which is the better film is a tougher choice, but Day clearly wins this round
Apart from that, I love the look of Bladerunner- reminds me of a slightly more techy chinatown.