Saturday, May 21, 2011

Movie Night - It's the End of the World as we Know It

So the world's ending today? Might as well watch some movies while I wait. Tonight's theme will be, you guessed it, post apocalyptic futures. I'm particularly fond of this genre, the idea of civilization being destroyed has always been one that intrigued me. I can totally see humanity reverting to a primal state with the lack of just the internet alone. Take away technology from some people, and things quickly go from bad to worse. Imagine taking away things like electricity, running water, or food.

Tonight I will start with the most appropriately titled "Doomsday". Neil Marshall's post apocalyptic Europe is definitely a place I'd like to visit. I absolutely love this movie, from it's Mad Max-esque beginning to it's medieval era finish. I saw it described somewhere as "a time-travel movie that never travels any time" and that makes perfect sense if you watch it. My absolute favorite part is when the cannibal savages barbecue Sean Pertwee while a song by Fine Young Cannibals plays in the background. A subtle little bit that a lot of people miss, but I caught it and loved it.

Will follow Doomsday with my favorite of the Mad Max films, The Road Warrior. Nothing I can tell you about this film that you don't already know, and if you don't know then shame on you. I will say this though,  if and when humanity collapses, I can only hope that I'm around to see it, and this movie is how it plays out. I'd put a .50 cal on the back of my Ranger, armor up the windows, throw on a hockey mask and ride all over the place tearing ass and blowing shit up. My God that sounds so much better than the bullshit I deal with on a daily basis now.

Hopefully by the end of The Road Warrior the world will have ended. If by some chance we still have a little time left, I may throw in Escape from New York, or maybe even Tooth and Nail just to pass the remaining time. See all you fuckers in the wasteland!


Drake Sigar said...

Doomsday is a lot of fun, especially the lengthy car chase and the arena scenes. Why doesn’t anyone else seem to like The Postman? I know it was pap, but I thought it was a hell of a lot better than Waterworld.

Zombie said...

Road warrior! Classic!!