Friday, October 19, 2012
The Omega Man (1971)
28 Days Later and of course the 2007 shit-fest I Am Legend with television loser Will Smith. Out of all of them, The Omega Man remains my favorite. It is action packed, creepy and has a social message to go with it.
The Omega Man offers up plenty of shoot-em-up scenes, a creepy cult with rotten faces and crazy eyes, some 70's style interracial love making (complete with female nudity), explosions, corpses in the street, a typical 70's downer ending and a very good story. The acting is mediocore depending on the cast member but this doesn't slow down the entertaiment factor at all. Its a timeless cult classic and it comes highly recommended from yours truly over the many other retakes from the 50's novel.