- Aug 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Ever wanted to know what happened to that armoured truck, the Landmaster?Flesh eating cockroaches and Hannibal Smith and Stringfellow Hawk driving around in an armoured truck. What's not to love about Damnation Alley?
Yes, good film with a nice, menacing atmosphere. Some had problems with the ending, or maybe because there were no zombies (there's no pleasing some people) but I thought it was refreshing they didn't resort to the obvious.It Comes at Night. (2017) Gas masks and gloves with what could be some pandemic - Way to close to home. A Sparten approach that suggests so much more than is seen.
A father, his wife and son live in a house in the forest following a deadly pandemic. What is going on is this looter safe or is he something else?
Always like Joel Edgerton - much better actor than given credit for and put in some cracking performances ovef the years.
Very classy and the makers understand showing less is way more scary than CGI 8 out of 10.
Hmm, you can have 28 days later but no NOTLD or DOTD? Also, Fury Road should not be at 3.An interesting selection, I've seen 8 of them, still have to view This Is The End and WALL-E.
10 of the Best: Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Some upbeat January movie recommendations.
Post-apocalyptic movies seem to go through phases of popularity with filmmakers, and the themes and issues they explore are often tied up in the fears of the time in which they're made. In the '70s, it was civil unrest and political disintegration. In the '80s, the threat of nuclear war loomed large, while the '90s and '00s were more concerned with ecological disasters and the threat of pandemics.
Yet, in all of them, the focus is often on ordinary people survive in extraordinary circumstances, and how humanity survives adversity.
Here's our pick of ten of the best post-apocalyptic movies.
10. 'THIS IS THE END' (2013)
This one might be bending the rules somewhat, but it is technically post-apocalyptic as it's set immediately after the rapture. What makes it so unique is how it places it not in some all-American family, or even some crack military protagonist, but rather utilising dumbass, self-centred celebrities just trying to survive. All the surprise cameos aside, this is an incredibly well-crafted, blackly funny comedy.
9. 'A BOY AND HIS DOG' (1975)
Way before 'This Is The End' explored the idea of comedy in post-apocalypse, 'A Boy And His Dog' did it, albeit it with a far more absurdist take on it. Starring a pre-fame Don Johnson and based on Harlan Ellison's novella of the same name, 'A Boy And His Dog' served as a major touchstone in the development of the landmark role-playing game series 'Fallout'. It's a completely bizarre idea, one that barely makes sense when written down. Essentially, Don Johnson's character is traversing the wastelands of Kansas with his dog, Blood, who just so happens to be able to speak to him telepathically. After that, it just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Love and Monsters: A comedy but also a pastiche of the Post-Apocalypse movie genre. ... Some great monsters, the toad, a boulder snail, a giant crab among others. Homage is paid to film and TV portrays of such creatures, in particular a scene of fighting the crab reminds me of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1959). ...