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  • Favorite Post-Apocalyptic Film?

    I'm talking live action films, not Anieme.
    My favorite is 'Panic in the Year Zero' made around 1954. Whats yours?
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  • #2
    I liked:

    "Water World" thought it was a GREAT alternative flick to the usual "dry land" scenarios:)

    Since we are on Kevin Costner, I liked "The Postman" as well. Very well done IMHO

    Just a few of my favorites...
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    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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    • #3
      Thats easy....how about the movie

      "My Wedding Day"

      What could more of a SHTF scenario then a wedding?

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      • #4
        My favorite would be A Canticle for Leibowitz but for shear fun check out "The Night of the Comet."

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        • #5
          Das you mean the movie where one of the girls says, complaining about the Mac 11 "Daddy would have got us Uzi's."?
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          • #6
            Yes, awesome '80s movie where after the apocalypse the girls go out shopping! Everyone but our three survivors is either turned into dust or becomes a blood thirsty zombie.

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            • #7
              I never realized untill you mentioned it but the idea of shopping on Rodeo Drive and NOT PAYING A PENNY seems to be a huge teen fantasy!
              SIGH
              Another film I like is Trigger Effect made in the 90's I think. This is a very low key story, no special effects or shoot-outs.
              The film's setting could be LA or OK City.
              One day the power, cell service, TV and radio go dead, dead ,dead, dead.
              The protaginists live in an upper-class suburb. After 2 days they drive into the city to see if rumors of riots are true, they manage to get away from the city and get a shotgun. Things go down hill from there.
              This is not only a morality play but actually a training film of what NOT to do if SHTF.
              There is no moral right and wrong in this movie. People are not wearing black and white hats, they all share the same motivation, fear and survival is the genesis of everything these PPL do. What these PPL were before the event has nothing to do with what they become during and after the event. The cause of the panic is never revealed, that is something I like. The end of the film is not an end at all but a huge moral question mark. I guess I should take this idea to a new thread
              Last edited by kenno; 11-14-2008, 12:34 AM.
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              • #8
                Kenno,
                I like that movie though the sex content is needless like most hollywood pablum. The escape scene was my best....they are finally just fleeing for somewhere else with no plan and no gasoline.

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                • #9
                  kenno loved "the Trigger Effect" as well:) I got ragged on it a few times for suggesting folks watch it, but like you, I told them this was a "How not to do video":D

                  My wife thankfully has better sense than to throw a shotgun in the pool:mad: than Elizabeth Shue...

                  My favorite thing about the movie is actually seeing the desperation the actors do so well of showing.
                  73

                  later,
                  ZA

                  Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                  beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                  The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                  • #10
                    okay, I've added the Trigger Effect to my Netflix list...

                    Night of the Comet is one of my favorites, just watched it the other night. Good for some laughs. If it's got undead in it, I want to see it, I'm a huge zombie movie fan.

                    and as such, I loved "I am Legend" with Will Smith. This guy had it together! Secured home, trained watchdog, the whole run of the city, a home laboratory. Oh, yeah, and freaky zombie-like people.
                    "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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                    • #11
                      Does anyone else yell at the tv while watching these post-apocalyptic movies?

                      Now, I am no preparedness guru or survivalist expert, but some of the things these people do is just plain DUMB.

                      "Trigger Effect" Yeah, I yelled at Elizabeth Shue, called her the "b" word about the shotgun. And I liked her so much in "Adventures in Babysitting" :confused:

                      I just watched "Tooth and Nail" Not a bad flick. The gas has run out, and most of the people are dead (many of them due to riots). One small group lives in a hospital. Which you would think is pretty good, medical supplies, they found a cache of MREs, water. But they never secured the place. A huge building, only 10 people or so, barely any weapons. And along come the cannibals. :eek:

                      "Flight of the Living Dead." Like I said, I love Zombie movies. So, the apocalypse hasn't happened, but this could bring it about. C'mon, when you are stuck in an airplane with Zombies, you don't let them get near you. Yet, all these dumb people were running towards them- with the very humane gesture of trying to save the other passengers. But everyone knows that once a victim is bit, he's history anyway. So run away! And doesn't everyone know you must kill the Zombies with a head shot? don't shoot them in the guts with your last bullet.
                      "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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                      • #12
                        OK. Your watching a Zombie movie and your upset that the script is UNrealistic?
                        You need to go to Zombie Squad
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                        • #13
                          Red Dawn...

                          The Postman...

                          Omega Man...

                          I Am Legend...

                          And, of course, the all time...who doesn't love the Mad Max movies for all-out apocalyptic fun?!
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                          • #14
                            I really liked I am Legend. I think I would have done the same thing is my dumb ass dog were killed. Especially since I have lots of one sided conversations with him a lot like Will Smith did.

                            Some of the worst

                            American Cyborg...terrible
                            Running man...pure dribble
                            Judge Dred...Blech

                            Some decent ones

                            Soilent Green
                            Logans Run (Yeah, Flame out is the ultimate thrill)
                            28 days later
                            "V" was a good alien invasion movie about government collaberation with the enemy
                            The Postman was fantastic!!
                            The Day After Tomorrow was pretty good
                            V for Vandetta was a bizzare one, but ok in a wierd sort of way
                            The Time Machine is a fantastic one. But you have to watch the one from the 60's. The remake was not as good.

                            I watched one the other day, but do not remember the name. They basically doped everyone with drugs to keep them from having any emotions due to mankind almost destroying itself by war. The only crime was one called "Sense Crime" where people would protect things like puppies, art works and flashy items. The whole movie was based on a plot to overthrow the government and destroy the company that made the emotion blocking drugs. I wish I could remember the name of the movie, because it was worth watching.

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                            • #15
                              Oh, man......as far as sci-fi series go, "V" was the at the very top of the shizznit list........I remember gluing myself to the tube in the '80s during that series.....good call....it wasn't your typical bug-out scenario, but it was still a very cool story.
                              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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