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I like explosions. Millions of deaths. World destruction. What should I watch?
another glorious highlight in the late-career Nic Cage meltdown. At least it has the courage of its apocalyptic convictions though, and the bizarre performances make it a lot more fun. Would watch again.
It's a fucking disaster.
and directorial flourishes
are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that aren’t awful.
I have it on DvD with both the remastered and the original version on there.
Has it been given a general release?
WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE IT? (i live in edinburgh)
Edinburgh will DEFINITELY have it (I say this knowing nothing about Edinburgh's cinemas). It's cos of the remastered version, or something.
Unless it's already finished showing. Hmmm.
It looks like I've missed it.
Remastered Cinema Release was in June.
CURSE YOU LACK OF AWARENESS, CURSE YOU!!!!!
Or just the same worthless hard-of-hearing subs based on the dub script?
is terrible, but quite entertaining. Probably not enough explosions for you, but plenty of deaths. All star cast including Sophia Loren and Martin Sheen.
My granddad used to collect them for me. Good old fashioned creaky yarn this, and could yield a whole runaway train movie marathon, continuing with this gem:
search: iraq car bomb
srsly, i love that film
It's utterly ludicrous, and really is complete and utter destruction in both the geographical sense and the film making sense. I really want to see it again now.
I couldn't give a fuck about any of the characters at all.
But LA falling into the sea is something I'll never not find entertaining.
Also, that bit in The Day after Tomorrow with Manhattan and the tidal wave. The rest of the film can do one though.
Great cheesy story, characters saying things like "Walk with me" and delivering risible explicatory dialogue like "So you mean this weather system has the ability to take all of the northern hemisphere back to the Ice Age?", plus the most awesome special effects. It's also relatively free of egregiously stupid plot farts (e.g. of the kind that ruined 2012).
by burning the books. GOOD ONE, GUYS.
also provides an opportunity for the "homeless tramp" character to show everyone how to keep warm by ripping out pages and stuffing them inside their clothing.
The film thus invites the audience to reassess homelessness as a means of acquiring & refining survival techniques that may turn out to be essential in the event of complete societal & environmental collapse.
So many levels of excellence there.
I liked the recurring nonsense with John Cusack's character mysteriously running into people who had read his shoddy book.
Plus without the characters, you wouldn't have the scene with The Queen!
Whatever, it's still an immense film.
Reagan-era telemovie (1983 I think), stars Jason Robards, available on DVD.
Synopsis: Soviets attack the US with shitloads of missiles, survivors stumble around post-holocaust with radiation burns & bleeding gums, envying the dead.
The movie is pretty convincing on a dramatic level, with solid performances and does a good job of evoking the confusion, denial, & finally terror of ordinary people facing the big bang. The escalating geopolitical situation and sense of things careering out of control is honestly fucking scary. When shit finally hits the fan, it's pretty well done on the FX front and the aftermath (chaos, looting, murder, despair) is totally believable.
Pretty depressing stuff, conspicuously lacks the cathartic FUCK YEAH factor delivered by more conventional disaster flicks. No doubt it was made as a sobering vision of what could really happen if nuclear states don't get their shit together.
The whole thing's on YouTube:
It's the survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about...
Never i my life have I seen a sequel which so effectively shits all over the original. Never.
And I've seen Robocop 3.
Saw a couple of clips, one with Snake surfing? That was enough for me to poke my eyes out
Don't really give a shit about the kids, but I think it's really well done.
The Posiedon Adventure (original)
The Andromeda Strain (original)
The Big Bus
First half of 28 days later
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Most of these probably don't meet all your criteria though.
Also, The Quiet Earth is pretty good on the 'end of the world', post-apocalypse front.
Its like if Wes Anderson directed Cloverfield, mumbleing cast, walking walking and very very little in the way of actual monsters
It looks cool. Also I'm excited about Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter.
yeah, i've seen that movie. Really good
it's nice to see a movie with a fully formed mythology underneath it
I've recommended it to a few folk and they've been put off by the mockumentary format, but it's well utilised and i like how the film downplays everything beautifully. Lovely.
Although I want it to kick in with Blood & Thunder by Mastodon.
Just for the bit at the end where she pushes him off the raft BEFORE HE'S EVEN DEAD (probably)
Most of them are terrible.
Actually it probably doesn't have enough explosions in it.
but The Road is fucking bleak and involves lots of death and destruction. No explosions, mind.
I though Sunshine was alright.