You can also get my novel "Wormwood" which is about a full scale nuclear war on Amazon too.
I was sitting home a couple of days ago and wanted to search out some post apocalyptic movies on Netflix and I came across three that actually were pretty high quality. Now I know that a lot of movies in this genre are "Indie" or B-type films.
The first movie I watched was a foreign film called "The Last Days." I thought the main theme for this movie was a pretty cool idea. Its set in Spain and basically the whole world comes down with a strange sickness that gives you intense agoraphobia (fear to go outside), but the fear is so intense that it causes seizures, brain hemorrhage and death. It's kind of an action/love story where two men have to journey through underground subway tunnels to attempt to get to their loved ones. They go through holy hell with all kinds of chaos along their way. The movie is really well done for the budget and other than one scene (that involves a bear) I think it was really believable. Some of the shots and scenery was pretty creative and often beautiful. I don't want to give away too much, but I really recommend this film.
On a scale of one to five stars I would give it a 3 and 1/2 stars...
Anyway, I think this movie again is really well done for its meager budget. The acting is solid, but I do have some problems with the plotline. It starts out really promising with great shots of the desolate frozen earth. Soon though it turns into a cliche zombie type film.
On a scale of one to five stars I would rate "The Colony" a solid 3 stars.
The last movie that I watched was probably my favorite. It was a real gem. The movie is called "Snowpiercer" and stars Chris Evans from "Captain America" fame. Again the world is in the middle of another "Ice Age" except this time the only survivors are on a train that circumnavigates the globe. The train is divided into sections with the low class passengers in the rear and the upper echelon passengers in the front. It's a futuristic re-telling of the French Revolution in which the poor passengers revolt against the rich only they have to advance along the train car by car. This is where the fun begins, each car is a new set of obstacles.
I really liked this movie, especially because I wasn't expecting much. It had great direction and camera work and it also had some really high quality acting by Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Again I'm trying to do this without any spoilers, but there are some really great action scenes especially one particular one in the dark.
On a scale of one to five stars I'd give it 4 stars.
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