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Watched it last night, it was ok, probably the most realistic post apocalyptic movie out there.





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Im assuming it was nuclear. The flashbacks by one of the characters showed a huge wall of fire.





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Im assuming it was nuclear. The flashbacks by one of the characters showed a huge wall of fire.
In the book it makes no reference. But when the man is talking about his wife it says that him and her went out to look at the fire that was coming down from the sky when it happened. Or something like that.

To me that means that a comet or meteor hit the earth and caused the sun to be blocked out.

I still haven't seen the movie.

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In the book it makes no reference. But when the man is talking about his wife it says that him and her went out to look at the fire that was coming down from the sky when it happened. Or something like that.

To me that means that a comet or meteor hit the earth and caused the sun to be blocked out.

I still haven't seen the movie.
Not sure if I heard that in the movie or not but I've only watched it once. Would make sense though as a nuclear war of some kind would have brought a slightly different level of devastation (radiation, fallout, etc). I think it's a realistic representation of a post apocalyptic future. Pretty damn bleak and depressing.




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the movie was a beating..... papa be nice... papa stop..... papa help. couldnt get passed his whining kid....
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Exactly. Never in the book did he mention anything about radiation which, you would think would be a concern if there was a big enough nuclear war to cause the sky to be blocked for many years.

The book did mention fires burning everywhere and lots of forests that were just burnt into nothing. Along with boats being on dry land, rivers disappearing, etc.

I agree that it is the most realistic post apocalyptic story, although the book focuses more on the relationship of the father and his dedication to his son. I am not sure if that comes through in the movie but I suspect that they did at least try to convey it and that is why a lot of people didn't like the movie and it did poorly at the box office.

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Watched it last night, it was ok, probably the most realistic post apocolyptic movie out there.
I don't know how any post apocalyptic movie can be all that realistic since there has been no apocalypse to compare it with.

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I don't know how any post apocalyptic movie can be all that realistic since there has been no apocalypse to compare it with.
How about what I deem more realistic

The guy wasn't a survivalist of any sort, seemed like an average joe. He was skinny and sick from having lived on the road eating next to nothing. Hell the house with all the people on the basement I could see happening once food got scarce.

Compare it to The Book of Eli and tell me which one seems more realistic to you




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Well you are my favorite moderator so if you deem it the most realistics, it must be the most realistic.


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the movie was a beating..... papa be nice... papa stop..... papa help. couldnt get passed his whining kid....
Exactly, kid was getting on my nerves and probably deserved a back hand to the face

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Exactly. Never in the book did he mention anything about radiation which, you would think would be a concern if there was a big enough nuclear war to cause the sky to be blocked for many years.

The book did mention fires burning everywhere and lots of forests that were just burnt into nothing. Along with boats being on dry land, rivers disappearing, etc.

I agree that it is the most realistic post apocalyptic story, although the book focuses more on the relationship of the father and his dedication to his son. I am not sure if that comes through in the movie but I suspect that they did at least try to convey it and that is why a lot of people didn't like the movie and it did poorly at the box office.
That would follow along with what I got from the movie. There were scenes of fires burning down a forest and other scenes were everything looked to be burned to the ground. Not sure if it was due to a lack of rain (can't remember if I saw it rain in the movie or not) and/or weather conditions. There was a scene at the end where they got to the ocean and he swam out to a ship and it didn't seem far off from the beach but who knows.




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I don't know how any post apocalyptic movie can be all that realistic since there has been no apocalypse to compare it with.
This is more like post-post-apocalyptic. Once Mad Max was out of gas and there was no more food, people would just start eating each other.

I haven't seen the Book of Eli but I bet I have seen it a hundred times. lol

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it's in the next position on my netflix queue. the audiophile in me is looking forward to the earthquake scene and trees falling scene. i've seen some waterfalls on that scene and i can't wait to get the blu-ray in the mailbox.

i'm going to calibrate my sub +3 dB above reference on this movie.

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Yea I hated the little kid too. He was annoying as hell, you'd think after living like an animal for his whole life it would toughen the little brat up.

Other than that I liked the movie for what it was. You dont know where it goes or how it started so that sucked, but the middle was good.

All in all I give it a 6/10
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I watched it this weekend and didn't think it was all that good of a movie because they excluded a lot of things that conveyed the state of the world. Essentially in the movie they are just running from these people who have become cannibals. Scary redneck cannibals that want to eat people.

In the book there are several scenes that give the idea that these people aren't just cannibals. The final scene also has more closure.

The first scene is when the boy and the man are fleeing from a group of armed men. They run into a clearing where a human baby with its head cut off is roasting on a spit over a fire. The boy freaks the fuck out, the man tells him not to look. They run.

In another scene that ties into the first, the man and the boy are on the road and they are approached by a caravan of these cannibals. They hide in the weeds as it goes by and watch. It describes the people in the group not really as rednecks but more as flagellants or religious fanatics. They are mutilated and almost cult like from the description I remember. They are followed by a train of prisoners missing bodyparts, along with pregnant women (they are going to eat the babies) and sex slaves that are young boys. The effect is very eerie in the book but it gives sense that these people are not only a bunch of sick fucks but they have an almost cult-like arrangement where their way of life is torturing, raping and eating people. None of this is conveyed in the movie. I think it is important to include this because it gives an idea as to what the world has become and WHY the wife was so dead set on killing herself.

And last, the final scene in the movie just shows a man with his wife and kids meeting the boy. In the book there are no wife and kids. It is just the man and the book is very careful to describe him as someone who can take care of himself. He isn't like the boy's father, he has shotgun shells that have been reloaded, the ends filled with wax. Basically you get the sense that he is going to take care of the boy because he just doesn't fuck around, he kills people that fuck with him. The opposite of the boy's father who was only interested in running to safety.

Anyway, that is my take on it. A movie is rarely as good as the book. I was suprised that Mark Cuban was listed as an executive producer on it. Most likely that means he supported the film as an investor. I would have never supported the script without the inclusion of the scenes I detailed above. They are some of the most critical parts of the story, not only for conveying what the world has become but also ending the story.

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