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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 14
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2012-12-15 09:39:28 AM
3 votes:
No On the Beach? Good god that book scared me as a child.
2012-12-15 07:44:07 AM
3 votes:
I never thought I'd see someone successfully troll 2012 fans and yet here we are.
2012-12-15 12:46:48 PM
2 votes:
Good list.

I've always been fond of Last Night as a pseudo-apocalypse film. Not the one with Keira Knightley from a couple years back; Don McKellar's directorial effort from '98. It's more of an examination of how different people handle the impending apocalypse rather than the event itself (its nature is never articulated) or what happens afterward, but it's certainly one of my favourite end-of-the-world themed movies. There's a great mixture of black humour and real emotional punch -- not hard when you've got such talents as Sarah Polley, Sandra Oh and Callum Keith Rennie in your cast of Canadian all-stars.
2012-12-15 10:40:29 AM
2 votes:

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 09:54:41 AM
2 votes:
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 09:45:17 AM
2 votes:
This list does not contain "Night of the Comet," therefore it is an abject failure.
2012-12-15 08:27:08 AM
2 votes:
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 02:46:24 PM
1 votes:
Damnation Alley, had the coolest vehicle ever. And cockroaches that ate a black dude. Not to mention George Peppard, Jan Michael Vincent, and Jackie Hearley.

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2012-12-15 12:08:02 PM
1 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: 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.

The comment made me lol. As far as the day after is concerned I saw that movie on tv as a child when it first came out. The folks and animals getting vaporized scared the shiat out of me. Im sure the effects are awful today.


I recall that, during the commercial breaks, they had psychologists explaining to parents how to explain to their children how to deal with the constant imminent threat of nuclear war. That was scarier than the damn movie.
2012-12-15 11:45:22 AM
1 votes:

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 10:23:52 AM
1 votes:
As much as I loved it, I'd toss "Zombieland" for "The Day the Earth Caught Fire".

/scaryass at 2 AM
2012-12-15 10:22:35 AM
1 votes:

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 06:05:06 AM
1 votes:
"2012" was so over the top if you took it seriously you're a buffoon, dumbmitter
2012-12-15 04:38:28 AM
1 votes:
"2012" was a comedy, dumbmitter
 
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