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Again, don't be fooled into thinking that 20 YEARS LATER (should be titled Like Moles, Like Rats) or the tag-line of 'AFTER THE BOMBS. AFTER THE PLAGUES. BEFORE THE UNKNOWN' has anything to do with the movie. It's not Planet of the Apes, it's not Soylent Green, it's not I Am Legend, and it's not Children of Men.
Some serious time and love has been put into this film, and it deserves respect.
I would describe this film as a slice of life in an alternative post apocalyptic world. There is some mysticism, which may have alienated viewers. I don't think there is any underlying message about man kind. The characters are entertaining, and it's not overly gruesome. It's low budget, but not in a campy sort of way.
When resources are scarce, with water and food nowhere to be found, it's every man for himself. When Samuel Singleton meets two women squatting in his house - Margaret and Sarah (eight months pregnant) - they decide to take a trip to a spring-fed lake in order to save their lives. Along with a radio host named Michael, they meet up with a colony of survivors living in a system of caves. From there it's a bunch of poorly done hocus-pocus amidst a poor attempt at some sort of pseudo The Road Warrior meets Raising Arizona, as a character similar to Morgana from Excalibur attempts to steal the only baby born in the last 15 years.
It's slow, disjointed, poorly acted, and tediously irritating. The dartboard timing of the soundtrack borders on unnerving, like cats screeching while you're reading. The transitions are abruptly inappropriate, like a cage match breaking out at a kindergarten. The characters have a noxious combination of preposterous acting talent and the ability to elicit angered contempt from the audience.
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Pointless script, and horrible, confusing editing. It's like watching grass grow if watching grass grow made no sense. Awful, stilted high school drama department dialogue, incomplete backstory, and a plot that only made sense the mind of the director, and maybe the screenwriter (I don't think the let the editor in on the joke)? There are some decent performances here from some good actors, which is a real shame. Capable acting makes no difference if the script is a total turd, and wow is this script a turd. The plot leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out what you missed, but then you realize that you didn't miss anything; the movie just doesn't make a lot of sense. Unfortunately, it's not the kind of bad that makes you laugh out loud, like "The Room" or "Birdemic" both of which have value as comedy unintentional though it may be. It's the kind of bad that makes you want to do anything but watch the movie before you. It's a mess.
Skip this one folks.
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Yep, as expected this film was so bad, I couldn't even be bothered to finish it. There are a lot of other flicks from this genre that are at least mediocre. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. K.
So bad I fear that fellow human beings may waste any part of their life on this, so I'm not selling it or donating to GoodWill, its going into garbage....Published 14 months ago by xman
The only reason it gets any stars at all is because it was filmed in Huntsville Alabama, particularly in Three Caves, which is a really cool place. Read morePublished 19 months ago by 419
THIS WAS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT FOR A READ BUT IT IS NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE CLASSICS.Published on October 28, 2013 by Robert R. Ward
Not a bad low budget post apocalyptic movie. I enjoyed it especially because it was filmed in and around Huntsville, Alabama and I recognized a lot of the areas where it was... Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Mills Robert Coleman Jr.