Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another SHTF movie rundown

Sunshine: This isn't so much a SHTF movie but a "how Earth reacts to a global SHTF scenario". It's years in the future and the sun is dying. Somehow the human race lasted up to that point and they have a plan to kickstart it. A few years earlier they had sent a mega nuke to try to make it happen but the mission failed. The second mission was their last chance since they used the last of their resources this time around. The entire movie takes place on a space ship headed for the sun and they have to deal with several problems along the way. I thought it was good and you might like it.

Diary of the Dead: It wasn't as good as some of his other movies but it was still good nonetheless. I'd recommend this to anyone who's into the zombie genre. Once you realize the point that George A Romero is trying to get across then it becomes much easier to appreciate his movies. He's a guy that understands the human nature aspect and does his best to make that apparent in his films.

Shoot em Up: This isn't really a SHTF movie but it was still entertaining. It's got intricate government conspiracy theories, hot sex scenes and lots of gunfire. What more could you want in a movie? The carrots started to get a little silly by the end of the movie but it was still entertaining. As long as you can get past the anti gun premise.

Doomsday: This one was certainly interesting. It was visually appealing (except for some exceptionally gory parts), it had some semblance of a plot and aside from a few excessively convenient twists it was definitely entertaining. I didn't take much away from it in the way of survival ideas (except that if you're in a TEOTWAWKI quarantine zone and you see a really big fucking wall then stay as far away from it as you can) but this is one that I would certainly add to my library just because it was so much fun to watch. I would have liked to see more of the build up to the hierarchy in the quarantine zone but apparently normal people aren't into that kind of stuff.

Warriors of the Wasteland: I picked this one up off of the dollar rack at Wal-Mart. Let's just say that you get what you pay for. It's an old, low budget, extremely cheesy survival flick that tries to play off of the Mad Max hype. I watched it one night and fell asleep in the middle of it. I'd call it a waste of money but it knocked me right out when I would have otherwise been doing something equally unproductive like watching reruns on Spike or the Sci-Fi Channel. If you happen to notice this one at Wal-Mart for a buck and you're not strapped for cash then maybe someday you'll get around to watching it. If you absolutely have to have every end of the world movie that's been recorded then snatch it up. If you actually buy movies with the intention of watching, enjoying and perhaps taking something away from them then don't even waste your dollar. Then again it's just a buck. An American buck. Who knows how long it'll be before the dvd that bought with it is worth more ;).