Originally posted by nightbringr
Originally posted by SrWingCommander
You know, most of those probably under 35 or so have probably never seen, "the Day After" or "threads". 2 80's movies that look at global (us/ussr) nuclear war. A bit cheezy by today's standards....but sobering.
I was in my early teens when i first saw "The Day After".
To this very day, i have never seen a more terrifying movie in my life. It was shown in 1984 when Reagan was famously confronting the "evil empire". The cold war during that time had the potential to go hot at any moment, as Able Archer could attest to.
I downloaded it as well as Threads to watch again a few years ago. Yeah, they are cheesy by todays standards, but the message is no less chilling, as are the attack scenes. Everyone should watch these movies.
Other movies for your appocalyptic viewing needs: Countdown to Looking Glass, Testament, Miracle Mile, Special Bulletin and my personal favorite, even if its not nuclear in nature, The Road.edit on 22-8-2012 by nightbringr because: (no reason given)
If I remember "Countdown to Looking Glass" was a documentary maybe. I know some of the footage was used in "the Day after". I vaguely remember "testament" I think Kevin Costner was in it, one of his very first film appearances. Another one is the cartoon they made in the UK "when the wind blows" which is on you tube, it's comical, but also very, very sobering.