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(Short List)   The 10 Greatest Apocalypse Movies - Doesn't include '2012' mainly because it's a steaming pile of big old horse shiat   (shortlist.com) divider line 124
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2012-12-15 04:38:28 AM
"2012" was a comedy, dumbmitter
 
2012-12-15 06:05:06 AM
"2012" was so over the top if you took it seriously you're a buffoon, dumbmitter
 
2012-12-15 07:44:07 AM
I never thought I'd see someone successfully troll 2012 fans and yet here we are.
 
2012-12-15 07:46:51 AM
"Threads" changed my entire way of thinking. I saw it for school. What were they thinking!

FTA: It forever scarred anyone fortunate/unfortunate enough to have seen it at the time

damn farking right it did, especially the ending
 
2012-12-15 07:49:30 AM
And I'll watch "The Quiet Earth" any day. Fantastic movie, such a leap in thinking.
 
2012-12-15 08:07:46 AM

JerseyTim: I never thought I'd see someone successfully troll 2012 fans and yet here we are.


"Fan" is a very strong word, and anyway, lol, are you suggesting the submitter called the film crap in an effort to troll people? You don't think he really could have thought it was crap?
 
2012-12-15 08:27:08 AM
Am I the only one who didn't like "The Road"? It just did nothing for me. I didn't really care about the characters, and there just seemed to be no real overall plot or point. Or I'm just too dumb to get it. :-/

Gotta say, otherwise there were some excellent movies on that list: The Quiet Earth, Children of Men, 12 Monkeys, Zombieland, Dr. Strangelove, all outstanding in their own ways. Threads was scary as hell and should be required watching for all world leaders and military personal in control of nuclear weapons. The others I haven't seen, though I did enjoy the book "The Andromeda Strain".

Now, I know that this is far from a great movie, but it is a post-apocalypse movie that I enjoy: Cyborg. Anyone else with me on that?
 
2012-12-15 09:39:28 AM
No On the Beach? Good god that book scared me as a child.
 
2012-12-15 09:45:17 AM
This list does not contain "Night of the Comet," therefore it is an abject failure.
 
2012-12-15 09:54:41 AM
If they're going to include "Threads", then they need "The Day After". Not only do the people of Kansas City get nuked all to hell, but the survivors are forced to live in Lawrence, Kansas. Horrifying. On the plus side, I haven't seen Allen Fieldhouse filled with that many traumatized Kansans since the last time Texas beat the Jayhawks.
 
2012-12-15 10:00:16 AM

Pocket Ninja: This list does not contain "Night of the Comet," therefore it is an abject failure.


Word.
 
2012-12-15 10:00:42 AM

cretinbob: "2012" was a comedy, dumbmitter


That was my approach to it.

It does have some pretty good CGI stuff.

Other than that, it is a comedy.
 
2012-12-15 10:04:36 AM
Gee, a movie list that has two movies I've seen on it!

I was at a party where "Day after Tomorrow" was being shown in one room. I'd comment on the stupidity of various scenes each time I walked through, until a 7-year old girl said, "Lighten up, it's only a movie!" She was right, a crappy movie, but just a movie.
 
2012-12-15 10:07:05 AM
2012 was hysterical, as was Night of the Comet. If you are going to make a movie about the end of the world, shouldn't it be funny?

/Threads was sooo depressing
//probably because it made the most sense
 
2012-12-15 10:07:34 AM

natazha: Gee, a movie list that has two movies I've seen on it!

I was at a party where "Day after Tomorrow" was being shown in one room. I'd comment on the stupidity of various scenes each time I walked through, until a 7-year old girl said, "Lighten up, it's only a movie!" She was right, a crappy movie, but just a movie.


You party with 7 year old girls?
 
2012-12-15 10:10:25 AM

mamoru: Am I the only one who didn't like "The Road"? It just did nothing for me. I didn't really care about the characters, and there just seemed to be no real overall plot or point. Or I'm just too dumb to get it. :-/


You're not alone. I thought it was a boring collection of barely connected scenes, and I didn't give a rat's ass what happened to who.
 
2012-12-15 10:10:26 AM

natazha: Gee, a movie list that has two movies I've seen on it!

I was at a party where "Day after Tomorrow" was being shown in one room. I'd comment on the stupidity of various scenes each time I walked through, until a 7-year old girl said, "Lighten up, it's only a movie!" She was right, a crappy movie, but just a movie.


Why don't you have a seat over there?
 
2012-12-15 10:11:02 AM

Invisible Pedestrian: mamoru: Am I the only one who didn't like "The Road"? It just did nothing for me. I didn't really care about the characters, and there just seemed to be no real overall plot or point. Or I'm just too dumb to get it. :-/

You're not alone. I thought it was a boring collection of barely connected scenes, and I didn't give a rat's ass what happened to who.


The book, OTOH, will rip your heart out and show it to you if you happen to be a parent.
 
2012-12-15 10:14:50 AM

Mentat: If they're going to include "Threads", then they need "The Day After". Not only do the people of Kansas City get nuked all to hell, but the survivors are forced to live in Lawrence, Kansas. Horrifying. On the plus side, I haven't seen Allen Fieldhouse filled with that many traumatized Kansans since the last time Texas beat the Jayhawks.


Lawrence is a damn sight better than the dystopian hellhole that was once known as Columbia but is now simply called "Shiatville."
 
2012-12-15 10:15:46 AM
Seen everything om the list. I liked The Road, but there's no way in Hell that I could ever watch it again; it's just that depressing.

The remake of On The Beach should have been on the list.
//Was surprised to see The Quiet Earth.
///Which was a helluva excellent movie, but very obscure.
 
2012-12-15 10:16:41 AM
No Melancholia? Or was this list strictly for POST apocalyptic films?

/would Planet of the Apes count?
//the original, not the remake, of course
 
2012-12-15 10:20:05 AM

calm like a bomb: Invisible Pedestrian: mamoru: Am I the only one who didn't like "The Road"? It just did nothing for me. I didn't really care about the characters, and there just seemed to be no real overall plot or point. Or I'm just too dumb to get it. :-/

You're not alone. I thought it was a boring collection of barely connected scenes, and I didn't give a rat's ass what happened to who.

The book, OTOH, will rip your heart out and show it to you if you happen to be a parent.


Have you seen the film? It's virtually identical to the book with the exception of one scene around a camp fire.

Have to disagree with you fellas as that movie gave me nightmares.
 
2012-12-15 10:22:09 AM
Andromeda Strain and Dr Strangelove shouldn't be on there. That would allow crap like Moonraker to qualify too. These should all include some aspect of the apocalypse itself or life afterward. I am pleased they went with Omega Man instead of I am Legend.
 
2012-12-15 10:22:35 AM

natazha: I was at a party where "Day after Tomorrow" was being shown in one room. I'd comment on the stupidity of various scenes each time I walked through, until a 7-year old girl said, "Lighten up, it's only a movie!" She was right, a crappy movie, but just a movie.


I didn't even see "Day after Tomorrow" but just because it's a movie doesn't mean that it shouldn't make some coherent sense. People get paid a lot of money to write screenplays, they should make sense.
 
2012-12-15 10:23:52 AM
As much as I loved it, I'd toss "Zombieland" for "The Day the Earth Caught Fire".

/scaryass at 2 AM
 
2012-12-15 10:31:41 AM
"Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it
 
2012-12-15 10:34:42 AM

downtownkid: calm like a bomb: Invisible Pedestrian: mamoru: Am I the only one who didn't like "The Road"? It just did nothing for me. I didn't really care about the characters, and there just seemed to be no real overall plot or point. Or I'm just too dumb to get it. :-/

You're not alone. I thought it was a boring collection of barely connected scenes, and I didn't give a rat's ass what happened to who.

The book, OTOH, will rip your heart out and show it to you if you happen to be a parent.

Have you seen the film? It's virtually identical to the book with the exception of one scene around a camp fire.

Have to disagree with you fellas as that movie gave me nightmares.


No, I haven't. Book was rough enough. I re-read just about everything in my library, but I haven't worked up the courage to touch that one again as of yet.
 
2012-12-15 10:36:12 AM
www.moviegoods.com

The World, the Flesh and the Devil, with Harry Belafonte, is definitely worth a look. It's not only interesting, but it has these incredible shots of deserted streets in Manhattan. Really cool.

/Not a bad list at all.
 
2012-12-15 10:39:03 AM

WhippingBoy: "Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it


Agreed. That movie was boring as shiat.
 
2012-12-15 10:40:29 AM

Pocket Ninja: This list does not contain "Night of the Comet," therefore it is an abject failure.


A far better choice than Zombieland.
 
2012-12-15 10:42:05 AM
Threads is the most depressing piece of fiction I've ever seen. I wouldn't watch it again for money. God almighty....
 
2012-12-15 10:48:10 AM
No Road Warrior?
 
2012-12-15 10:50:16 AM
I always thought 2012 was a climatologist drinking game.

And a harsh one at that.
 
2012-12-15 10:51:53 AM
Glad to see The Quiet Earth and Threads on there. Both excellent movies.

Dr. Strangelove is decent, but I think generally overrated.

And yep, Children of Men sucked.
 
2012-12-15 10:58:39 AM

WhippingBoy: "Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it


downtownkid: WhippingBoy: "Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it

Agreed. That movie was boring as shiat.


You two probably liked Armageddon, right?

/kidding
//different tastes for different folks
 
2012-12-15 11:03:17 AM

WhippingBoy: "Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it


Yeah it was ind of boring except for the one continuous action shot at the end.
 
2012-12-15 11:04:52 AM
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2012-12-15 11:05:14 AM

Shrugging Atlas: Threads is the most depressing piece of fiction I've ever seen. I wouldn't watch it again for money. God almighty....


It's my front runner for most depressing movie ever, to be sure.

natazha: was at a party where "Day after Tomorrow" was being shown in one room. I'd comment on the stupidity of various scenes each time I walked through


I'm curious, what didn't you like about it, or found ludicrously implausible? The only glaring inaccuracy that bothered me was the depiction of the advancement of radiation sickness, but even then, all you have to demonstrate is that "this is horrible, painful, slow way to die and there's nothing you can do about it" which the film did just fine.

/ok fine, their discussion about "decreasing radiation levels" bothered me too
 
2012-12-15 11:18:38 AM

grinding_journalist: I'm curious, what didn't you like about it, or found ludicrously implausible?


Those hurricane sized snow-storms with the eye that draws down super-freezing air from the upper atmosphere. Those things were pretty much the definition of ludicrously implausible.
 
2012-12-15 11:26:22 AM

costermonger: grinding_journalist: I'm curious, what didn't you like about it, or found ludicrously implausible?

Those hurricane sized snow-storms with the eye that draws down super-freezing air from the upper atmosphere. Those things were pretty much the definition of ludicrously implausible.


That and the cartoonishly CGI "wolves" that escaped from the Brooklyn zoo.
 
2012-12-15 11:28:56 AM

costermonger: You two probably liked Armageddon, right?


Armageddon sucked donkey balls. It should have been a "good"-bad movie; instead it was a "bad"-bad movie.

"They call him Rockhound because he is always horny" That's what I'll always associate Liv Tyler with. That one horrible, horrible line.
 
2012-12-15 11:30:48 AM
NOT FAIL....since A Boy and His Dog is there
 
2012-12-15 11:30:54 AM
When the hell is someone going to make Canticle for Leibowitz?
 
2012-12-15 11:33:25 AM

costermonger: Those hurricane sized snow-storms with the eye that draws down super-freezing air from the upper atmosphere. Those things were pretty much the definition of ludicrously implausible.


One Bad Apple: That and the cartoonishly CGI "wolves" that escaped from the Brooklyn zoo.


At first I was like, wut?

Then I was like, I was mistaken. Thought you said "The Day After" and not "The Day After Tomorrow". Day After Tomorrow is the one with Cusack in it?

The Day After is a crushingly depressing made-for-tv apocalypse movie from the 80s. Frighteningly realistic, especially the depictions of the build up to war. It even has John Lithgow in it!
 
2012-12-15 11:34:38 AM

WhippingBoy: "Children of Men" sucked.

/there, I said it


thank god, I thought I was the only one! It's not so much bad as much as it is goddamn goofy and nowhere near as deep as it's been made out to be. It felt like it had a lot to say, but presented it in an extremely schizophrenic fashion. The "long continuous shot (that is really not)" at the end isn't really that impressive beyond a technical level.
 
2012-12-15 11:36:53 AM

coco ebert: No On the Beach? Good god that book scared me as a child.


This. Also, I'm not sure if "Silent Running" counts, since the Apocalypse is off-screen, but "Silent Running".
 
2012-12-15 11:39:00 AM
by the way, anyone have the list? I can only see some "Who is Mr Hyde? ad and nothing else. even disabling adblock (your website is shiat if I have to do this, by the way) doesn't help.
 
2012-12-15 11:41:17 AM
No

WhippingBoy: Armageddon sucked donkey balls. It should have been a "good"-bad movie; instead it was a "bad"-bad movie.


You sir, are wrong.

And Children of Men is a phenomenal movie.
 
2012-12-15 11:45:22 AM

1981.911.sc: NOT FAIL....since A Boy and His Dog is there


Except A Boy And His Dog is a post-apocalyptic movie, not a movie about an apocalypse. It has the standard PA "There was a war and everyone died." intro.

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"The Day After Tomorrow" was painfully stupid, but if you didn't think about it too hard it was pretty entertaining. The effects were pretty good, and I didn't realize the wolves were CGI until I read this thread. The human drama element was well executed -- Dennis Quaid is under-appreciated, and Jake Gyllenhaal brings the goods. Finally, as a dyed-in-the-wool liberal I really enjoyed the mocking of Dick Cheney via the VP character.

Really the only thing in that movie that was so outlandishly stupid I couldn't enjoy it was the scene were Quaid outruns the approaching cold. I'm sorry, but just no. No no no. You can't outrun cold. I'll buy your super-hurricane, I'll buy your instant ice age hypothesis, but don't ask me to accept that you can outrun a gust of cold air.
 
2012-12-15 11:45:47 AM

Shrugging Atlas: Threads is the most depressing piece of fiction I've ever seen. I wouldn't watch it again for money. God almighty....


I was shown Threads in my English class in the mid-80s, when we were 12 or 13. I think our teacher hated us.
 
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