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The idea behind this blog is to share my opinions about Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Films and Ephemera as well as my random nattering on a regular basis.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Miracle Mile "I think it's the insect's turn"

Julie: All those chances, I mean ...

Harry: Hey, hey, hey! Don't think about it.

Julie: Oh, God. Hell. It's hell out there now isn't it?

Harry: Just blot it out.

Julie: If you weren't in here with me ... that would be hell. People are going to help each other won't they? I mean rebuild things. The survivors, I mean.

Harry: I think it's the insect's turn.

Julie: Oh ... all your life you think you have time to do everything ... and then it's just ...

Saw this movie was free on demand earlier today and just had to give it a go. Who cares that I own it right? I didn't feel like standing up and putting it in my DVD player when it was right there at the push of a button.

The movie plays like the most twisted version of that old kid's game 'telephone' ever. And it starts with an actual phone call. The only person who knows for sure what was said during the call thought it was a prank caller. There's several points where I found myself wondering if it was true or not as well. I know there were several times when Harry was thinking 'Oh. Shit. What have I started?'

It's the mix of that kid's game with just the slightest dash of the Cassandra syndrome that makes this film so great. Harry knows KNOWS that the missiles are on the way but very few people exept the wingnuts will believe him. It's enough to leave anyone doubting their own sanity.

Anyhow, it was just as great this time as was when I first watched it years ago. As I was telling my friend Megaton it starts off slowly but by the time it's over you're all white knuckles. If you've not seen it before watch it. Now. If you've seen it, well, you should give it another go.

You'll need a hug ... indeed.

1 comment:

brainphreak said...

This is an amazing unknown movie. I actually was so inspired by this movie years ago that I wrote a song based on it. We just now released it today in fact, feel free to check it out.