best post- apoc movie

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by welsh, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    i'd go with mad max too

    but i can believe you guys rate 28 days later as a good post apoc. it's just such a rip off. the movie is an exact copy of older ones with the only exception that zombies run in stead of being lameass slowmovers.

    80% is stolen from George A. Romero movies and the rest from other zombieclassics :s
    (although i have to admit the deserted london is kinda cool)
  2. Karkow

    Karkow Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 6, 2004

    No seriously…

    Came on, stop laughing… it’s a cool movie
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    lol entertaining yeah, good not really ...

    if you go for sheer amusement you should try Tank Girl

    btw very good post apoc: Akira

    yeah i know, its in a big city with modern technology and stuff, but its post WW III (which was supposed to have kicked half the planets ass in the movie)
  4. Karkow

    Karkow Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 6, 2004
    In that line of thought: Evangelion!

    Not really a movie, but you know what I mean…
  5. Gus

    Gus So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 16, 2003
    I always wondered why the mutie sailor boy turned his piss into water. Why the hell didn't he just use saltwater? It makes no sence..
  6. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    Saltwater dries you out.

    And if you extend the topic to Apocalyptic movies, you can include Fight club. Destroying the world's economy, you know, Deus ex. But considering who posted it, I'll agree not to add it to the list.

    I bought The Day after on DVD, and I have to say the first hour felt like Dallas or something (why, oh why the huge glasses!?). But then, during the second hour of the film, WOW! What a blast! Dirt farmers everywhere, people dying from radiation poisoning, looters, mad people, soldiers with gas masks, spontaneous executions,... Quite a shock. Haven't watched it a second time, though.

    It's really too bad most post-apoc movies are old or budget, because I really love the theme. How is The Day after Tomorrow, btw? Is it a little post-apoc?
  7. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant

    Jan 29, 2004
    Urine is salty too.

    Just drink a little, you'll taste it.
  8. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    Yeah, but seawater is pretty much saturated with salt, whereas urine has a (fairly) low level of salt and other contaminants.
    My guess is that his purification system could only handle a certain amount.
    It always struck me as daft that they had problems with water in that film, all you need is some (clear) plastic sheeting made into a hemisphere (with a small inwardly pointing lip at the bottom) and you can get water via evaporation/condensation. It would also be totally pure as the salt wouldn't evaporate. The seas seemed remarkably calm in that film, so there'd be no problem with seawater splashing in.

    And yes, I liked Waterworld (and also the Postman), but they'd fit better in this thread.
  9. welsh

    welsh This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 5, 2003
    Well one of my favorites is Blood of Heroes-

    Or what would be sports in the post-apocalyptic world.

    Great cast, great game- seems realistic. Characters with real motivations- to be successful in their sport.

    Cool flick.

    Interesting comparisons to Rollerball (the James Caan version) where a game has replaced war but heroes are not allowed.
  10. JoeMataius

    JoeMataius It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 23, 2004
    The best has to be the Mad Max movies, of course. And honorable mention, A Boy and His Dog, The Omega Man, The Postman, Water World, and Twelve Monkeys also The Matrix. Think about it.
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    The Matrix? Is that post-apoc?

    *thinks about it*


    My favourites would be: The Omega Man and Twelve Monkeys.
  12. quietfanatic

    quietfanatic Ancient One

    Dec 10, 2003
    Same sort of stuff. Even though only the Tarna sequence of the animation is PA, Heavy Metal is an excellent film.

    Eva is an excellent series, but the films were a bit screwed up.
  13. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 10, 2004
    Boy and his dog - The dog talks, all i can remember

    I recall seeing a link to an online movie place for boy and his dog. Seach for it and you should be able to find it.
  14. welsh

    welsh This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 5, 2003
    Boy and His dogs- yes the dog talks telepathically to the boy. The boy just wants to get laid, but needs the dog to sniff out the girl. The dog is trying to educate the boy about pre-war history, but the boy doesn't really care.

    There is a bit about vaults.

    Vaults also feature in Blood of Heroes- kick ass flick.

    Omega Man was pretty cool.

    I was not displeased with Final Fantasy, neat animation. But Heavy Metal was great.
  15. Gus

    Gus So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 16, 2003
    Use saltwater, in the pisspurifier.. To MAKE drinking water, not AS drinking water.
  16. EyeMaster7

    EyeMaster7 A Smooth-Skin

    Jan 20, 2004
    Yes. That's right. And he finds a underground vault where he is used "like a salmon". :P

    Final Fantasy's story suxs. A lot. They mixture the PA theme with the traditional FF 's energy crystal theme. :x

    Akira is the best PA animation in my opinion. Heavy Metal is great too. The idea of gathering many styles in a unique animation was sensational.

    Best PA movie? Road Warrior (A.K.A Mad Max II). We don't need another hero...
  17. Pipboy2000

    Pipboy2000 Companion to the Last Proton

    Sep 29, 2003
    Leave it to the n00b to revive the thread....
  18. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 27, 2003
    I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a good post apocolyptic movie that actually had people finding lost technology.

    I have so often wished that the humans in Planet Of The Apes go into the forbidden zone, find and somehow manage to use old technology and kick some monkey ass.
  19. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

    Apr 2, 2003
    How come only four people have mentioned 12 Monkeys so far?

    For some reason, I liked Waterworld too. Don't really know why, but I did.

    The Mad Max series doesn't need mentioning because it's taken for granted. 8)

    I'd really like to see A Boy And His Dog, sounds fun.
  20. EyeMaster7

    EyeMaster7 A Smooth-Skin

    Jan 20, 2004
    In the sequel Taylor goes to the forbidden zone and finds old technology. And he REALLY kicks some monkey ass.

    A boy and his dog is between my favorites P.A. movies from the 70s. Soylent Green, Logan's Run, The Andromeda Virus, Zardoz, Planet of the Apes and it's sequels, Omega Man, Silent Running (zzzzzzzz), Mad Max (1979), Star Wars :look: , Dark Stark (good dialog), the Ultimate Warrior, THX 1138 and Rollerball.