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but Threads scared the shit out of me...
because they didnt have to alter the city to make it look post nuclear. The pregnancy scene put me off babies lol
Anyone saying Star Trek First Contact can fuck right off
First time I watched Mad Max I spent the whole film wondering when the nukes would go off
+ another mention for Children of Men
+ Akira (not sure anything I've ever seen captures the hysteria of a society on a knife-edge)
Low key yet very powerful.
only heard of it 'cause my old flatmate has a bit of an obsession with Calum Keith Rennie.
they all rip off Mad Max or the Warriors or Escape From New York to some extent.
I love all of them. This is a useful article and there's links to trailers.
you guys have changed
it's a pity the execution wasn't better because the concept is great and it's not like they didn't have the budget to do whatever they liked.
I also quite like The Postman though, so whatever.
is absolutely fucking terrifying proposition, and a must-watch if you have an interest in post-apocalyptic film. I found it heart-breaking and even upsetting in places, so I'd recommend watching it when you're feeling... er... strong.
And if you want something a little bit more left-field...
'La Dernier Combat (1983)' - Luc Besson's (director or Leon and the Fifth Element, amongst other things) first film, which I can only really describe as being some kind of arty French Fallout-esque pantomime of a movie. Haven't ever seen anything else like it, but I loved it.
I'd +1 Akira, Children of Men, Twelve Monkeys, Dawn of the Dead, Escape From New York (1978) too.
Now that's fucking terrifying.
Have still yet to start it, but it's coming...
but I think they did such a good job on it. Almost a model example of a sympathetic book - movie adaptation.
It slightly lacked a personality of its own. Also it didn't quite get the relationship between the man and the boy as warm.
I did find it interesting how different things effected me in the film compared to the book.
When the guys with the truck come along in the book I couldn't bear to turn the page, but in the film, ain't no thing. Yet in the house which in the book rolled off my back in the cinema I could barely breathe.
Also with The Thief in the book I was like *fuck him* but seeing him stood there naked shivering to death absolutely broke me
Dawn of the Dead, not Escape from New York
looks like it's some kind of non-canon cash in side-quel to The Road.
But y'know, shit.
but The Mist
im still not too sure what happens at the end
i'm never gonna forget that ending.
im not too sure what happened after that. Ive got a terrible memory though.
Plus ive watched soooo many movies lately.
he fucking kills his kid and all his pals as an act of mercy cos the world looks fucked and then the army show up, waste the mist monsters with a flamethrower and are all "what's going on pal?" and he starts screaming like a mental.
as if you don't remember that.
oh flip yeah!!
For some reason we watched a run of films that kind of had endings like that. If they had of waited just a few more minutes.. flipping hell! forgot about that, it was the worst!
is just the old people's face resigned to their doom :(((
So i'll just say Stakeland which would be a much better film if the ending wasn't so weak
i didnt get it.
Terrifying vision of what the future might hold.
I actually prefer it to 28 Days as a dystopian picture (though 28 Days is probably the better made film). The thing I love about 28 Weeks is just how unremittingly bleak it is. From the first moment, absolutely NOTHING goes right, made all the worse by the promise of everything being better at the start.
The world it inhabits is just so much more hopeless than 28D.
Plus, y'know, the bit with the helicopter
Going to check out the last day and the bed sitting room
No mention for The Running Man?
of dumbing down dystopian movies.
Anyone seen this? Not apocalyptic / dystopian per se I guess but a film about the end of the world none the less. Thought it was excellent personally, Lars Von Trier.
an australian movie where a guy wakes up one day and discovers everyone else has disappeared. He ends up going a bit nuts, assembling cardboard cutouts in a church and dancing naked in front of them which I think is where the Simpsons got the idea. Later on he meets a woman but... well I won't give any more away but I can't for the life of me remember the title
Although that's actually a NZ flick:
FYI I fell asleep during Bladerunner (again)
Pretty bleak. Also pretty bleak to reflect on that fact that Edward Furlong's career has reduced to him playing bit parts.