TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by preppingsu » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:56 pm

lonewolf wrote:
Arzosah wrote:
lonewolf wrote:got news for you peeps their all a work of fiction, wont be anything like that in reality, more like what Selco went through in the Yugoslav war.
What on earth makes you think anyone believes that these works of fiction would be anything approaching the truth?
sorry, I thought this was a preppers site not a film club.
As a prepper you also need downtime. For some that will be going the range and firing a few rounds, for some it will be knitting, whittling etc for others it may be some TV time. Why not watch a film and as preppers, we tend to be drawn to the disaster type movies.
So what? Does that make us bad preppers? Why not discuss on here? If you don't like it bigpaul, you can b****r off to the other forum you frequent and moan about us to your buddies over there!

Anyway, you can learn a lot from these often bad movies....we ought to start another thread about that. :|

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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by lonewolf » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:02 pm

not sure how to reply to that, how are bad movies anything to do with prepping? its not like they show us anything usefull , maybe apart from how NOT to do it.....hmmmm, maybe thats it! :lol:
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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Arzosah » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 pm

Yup, downtime, a fantasy around the extremes of the sorts of things we prep for - I bet a *lot* of Californians prep for an earthquake, and there it was, in "2012" :shock: and absolutely, we can also learn a lot from "what not to do" - but personally, I like that ten minutes when they're racing to the airport in the car :lol: I think the special effects are a bit fab :lol: the story's bonkers and the characters are terrible, of course, but so what?

If we or our families lived through it, I'm sure we'd feel differently, but most of them are entertaining in their own way, for a moment.
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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by jansman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:03 pm

On Saturday my brother and I watched 'Threads'. This is a truly scary film. I remember watching it back in '84. Shocking, as we were still involved in the Cold War. The film provoked discussion about the situation in the Ukraine.
On the other hand , last night we watched' John Bishop, The Sunshine Tour'. Boy did we laugh! :lol: It hurt! :lol: All about balance I reckon.
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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Ghost Prepper » Wed May 28, 2014 8:11 am

The Book Of Eli is a very extreme TEOTWAWKI Genre movie, though being a huge fan of the Fallout: New Vegas video Game, i loved the movie
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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by redskies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:59 pm

jansman wrote:On Saturday my brother and I watched 'Threads'. This is a truly scary film. I remember watching it back in '84. Shocking, as we were still involved in the Cold War. The film provoked discussion about the situation in the Ukraine.
On the other hand , last night we watched' John Bishop, The Sunshine Tour'. Boy did we laugh! :lol: It hurt! :lol: All about balance I reckon.
Me favourite is still the original BBC version of 'Day Of The Triffids', a faithful version of my favourite book.


I watched Threads for the first time quite recently. I sincerely hope that where we are doesn't go that way, it was horrifying!

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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Quercus-robur » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:16 am

redskies wrote:
jansman wrote:On Saturday my brother and I watched 'Threads'. This is a truly scary film. I remember watching it back in '84. Shocking, as we were still involved in the Cold War. The film provoked discussion about the situation in the Ukraine.
On the other hand , last night we watched' John Bishop, The Sunshine Tour'. Boy did we laugh! :lol: It hurt! :lol: All about balance I reckon.
Me favourite is still the original BBC version of 'Day Of The Triffids', a faithful version of my favourite book.


I watched Threads for the first time quite recently. I sincerely hope that where we are doesn't go that way, it was horrifying!
Threads is the most horrifying film I have ever watched. After watching it I actually felt depressed and that if it were ever to happen like that then what would be the point of continuing to exist. That film is a hope killer!

Have read a couple of posts on this thread suggesting we shouldn't even be talking about films and the like as it is not strictly prepping. I disagree completely. Feisty made an excellent comment on another thread, something along the lines of 'Prepping is simply doing something positive to enhance our chances for the future.' Even if a film or activity teaches us no survival skills and simply makes us feel good and lifts our mood. That is enough. A healthy mindset cannot be underestimated. Anything that improves moral should be actively encouraged.

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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Stasher » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:45 pm

The worst ever, the walking dead. It's excellent until it's a pile of poo.

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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Holomon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:29 pm

Babylon AD was alright for a Dystopian near-future film, the overall premise was a bit rubbish but the decline in society was well done.

Tomorrow, When the War Began was a good one about Oz being invaded, a lot like Red Dawn really.

I know this is films, but in terms of books The Jerusalem Man is really good. Set well after the fall of the earth and the poles changing, so people don't know a lot about what came before (like the Titanic being halfway up a mountain in the desert and them assuming it's some sort of temple.) Society has just gotten to the percussion/cartridge change in weapons.

Computer Games wise, I really enjoyed Homefront, with the US being invaded by Korea and having to fight back as a resistance fighter. There was some harrowing stuff in that, like them excavating football stadiums to use as mass graves.
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Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Post by Stasher » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:56 pm

I think what I like most about this thread is that people are recommending films that I've never heard of (in my small and imperfectly formed world I am the person with the film knowledge!) I'm quite excited to try some of these new gems, They best not be horrors, I can't stand horrors. Unless they involve dragons... :)
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