3/11/11

The Omega Man: Pray for the Last Man Alive. Because He's Not Alone.

Lately I've been featuring some rather obscure grindhouse movies, so today I'd like to cover one of the more popular ones.  The Omega Man is very loosely based on one of my favorite novels, "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson, and stars the always entertaining Charlton Heston.  I'm sure many have seen the I am Legend remake from 2007 with Will Smith.  I found that version... disappointing.  Sure, The Omega Man isn't the greatest science fiction movie ever made either, but it doesn't take itself too seriously and it's a lot more fun to watch than the Will Smith travesty in my opinion.

Biological weapons are used in a war between China and the Soviet Union which eradicates the entire world's population leaving only an American Army colonel, Dr. Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) and a new race of pasty, nocturnal mutants.  Neville spends his days hunting down and killing these mutants and trying maintain his tentative grasp on sanity.  He spends his nights fighting off these albino monsters as they besiege his fortified apartment in an attempt to capture him to stand trial for his crimes against their community they call "The Family."  Eventually they succeed.

I don't want to give away too much in case you haven't seen the film, because it is worth watching.  Here's the trailer for The Omega Man.

28 comments:

Erika said...

I like grindhouse movies =]

Kicking Rocks said...

Charlton Heston is amazing! I loved him in Planet of the Apes!

Bart said...

that movie looks fucking sweet. wtf is he figthing though? some sort of ghouls? when u gonna set up a stream for this movie.

XXII said...

man that was great

elexerdelex said...

hahahaha but I must say I did enjoy ''I am legend''...

The Angry Lurker said...

This is a good movie and your description of I am Legend as disappointing is very tactful......my description is arse gravy.

GADAFINY said...

great post

Aaron M. Gipson said...

This IS an absolute classic. It was one of our many VHS tapes in college that got alot of replay. You can't top Chuck Heston!

baxxman said...

Omega man, really famous I think

Polybius said...

To be perfectly honest, I have yet to see "I am Legend" and I've never even heard of "Omega Man".

ankmanpro said...

Man these look like great movies but I haven't seen any of them!!

ebm93 said...

I liked this movie! Those of you who haven't watch it should.

duffboi said...

haven't seen this one yet, I am definitely gonna check this out now

Robert Fünf said...

I've been meaning to see this. I liked the re-make.

Meghan Moran said...

I've seen some clips of this movie, looks very psychedelic.

Chris said...

Doesnt look as gory as the previous reviews....so might check this out due to my weak stomach lol.

Shutterbug said...

Hey! I kinda like that "I am Legend" movie with Will Smith... :)

Carlos said...

He is almost as cool as Chuck Norris.

ed said...

i wasnt too impressed with will smith's i am legend, this version looks okay though

Tasos said...

I couldn't help my self from laughing. "Heston" in greek means "sh*t on him". I'm not even kidding! hehe

thenitefalls said...

I saw I am legend so I must see what it's based on!

Major.Mack said...

I saw this one way back. I may have to to a replay on it

Trev said...

Biological weapons are the beast!

TheHarvester said...

i fall asleep first time i saw it. i think i still need to give it a show again

D4 said...

Sounds classic. More like this for the grindhoouse noobies like me!

Merlyy said...

Hahaha That trailer

Seems awesome!

Random Fan said...

This is way better than I Am Legend.

Ray Rousell said...

Oops I missed this post, this is one of my all time favorite films, it knocks spots of the remake.

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