I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.
In THE TRIBE, director Roxy Shih (one of our 2016 Mary Shelley Award finalists) explores the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" setting with a new type of hero (antihero?): the teenage girl.
Isn’t it plausible that present attitudes towards women combined with rapid technological
advances as shown in EX MACHINA could be the “before” of some apocalyptic event that leads to
the “after” world of MAD MAX where the inhabitants have been brainwashed to believe they have
no responsibility for the apocalypse and healthy, fertile women are held as breeding slaves by a
tyrant who controls what scarce natural resources are left?
We made it, you guys. We're here. This is now officially the future. October 21, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly travels in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. Marty lands in a world that has the Cubs winning the World Series, strangely shaped Pepsi bottles ordered via robot, flying cars, hover boards, self lacing shoes, and 3D holographic movies. It's the future of the past.
One of the critical darlings of the year in the SciFi world has been MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Well, I’m going to set the record straight. This is not a good movie. It’s not even a passable movie. In comparison to the summer’s biggest hit, JURASSIC WORLD, George Miller’s ROAD WARRIOR update fails head to head in every single instance.
I love post-apocalyptic stories because they bring out the best (and worst) aspects of the human character. Our screening has gotten me to think about other great post-apocalyptic films, so I present my own (admittedly biased) list of the top twenty post-apocalyptic films and television series of all time.
My stomach was in knots while I watched MAD MAX: FURY ROAD at the Alamo Drafthouse. I thought, “Is it the milkshake I’m drinking? Am I lactose-intolerant? Is the pure visceral power of this movie just too much for me?” After the film I realized it was simply my monthly feminine gift’s unexpected arrival.
Within the mythology of the sport there have been Undertakers, voodoo priests, vampires, Samoan savages, giants, all next to the likes of The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Wrestling has lifted from all different kinds of storytelling and entertainment over the years to assist in weaving its stories, including elements of Science Fiction.