The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller | Postnuke
Country: USA | Director: Boris Sagal
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 98mn
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Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves “The Family”. The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a “user of the wheel”, must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay.
This movie rocks, right from the opening scene where our hero leaps from his car and sprays mutants with a machine gun, to the final frame where… but enough of that. A great flick, one in a line of Charlton Heston post-apocalyptic movies. If you like this you’ll love Soylent Green and, of course, the first two Apes films. Heston’s like John Wayne in space. Nobody does it better. In this one disease-ravaged mutants stand in for the hippies- that fixes up society’s problem with the riff raff, and Charlton has an inter-racial relationship. So there are mixed messages. Charlton Heston chews the scenery in every frame. Oh well, damn you all to hell.