I Watched Some Post-Apocalyptic Short Films So You Don’t Have To!

Brushing your teeth is important in a post-apocalyptic world!

Brushing your teeth is important in a post-apocalyptic world!

I was really bored today so I decided to watch some short films detailing post-apocalyptic societies, or lack thereof. The first one I watched was called Alone and it dealt with a guy going through some pretty normal routines while talking on an on about how life was complete shit. It actually isn’t really that bad for him, at least he doesn’t have zombies running after him! You have to think about the positive aspects of a crap situation to get you through the day. This one was pretty boring, except for the very end, which was actually kind of predictable. Maybe he’ll bore to death any person he meets with his tales of woe! They’ll probably wait until he sleeps then tie him up and brand the word Emo on his forehead.

This film is actually quite good!

This film is actually quite good!

This next one is called The Waste and is a student film. I think it’s pretty impressive in that it shows a brutal world, but that not everybody inhabiting it is awful. I guess that is a recurring theme in this genre of films, but it really is done quite well here.. A guy rescues a girl by trading her for water and in the process discovers that his friend is lying dead in the cage next to her. Pretty sad stuff but it has an uplifting unending which just shows that things sometimes happen for a reason, and that doing some good will reward you in the end.

Cocoa Puffs, the breakfast of champions!

Cocoa Puffs, the breakfast of champions!

The final one I watched today is called Remnant and it follows a man as he wanders an industrial wasteland looking for water. This guy actually has a map that I guess is showing him water sources. I have no idea where he got the thing, but there you go! What I don’t get about this one is why this dude is staying in one place while walking all over the place looking for his damned water! It would make more sense if he traveled about with his gear so he wouldn’t have to expend so much energy running all over the place. The ending is brutal and probably realistic in a way. One thing you never do in the wasteland is trust somebody!

The best out of all of them!

The best out of all of them!

All That Remains takes a page out of The Road Warrior, in that it takes place in a future world populated by people dressed like warriors of the wasteland. Plus, the main character is a lone wandering type. The thing I was most impressed with in this film is that they actually had the money to do some pretty decent CGI effects. You don’t often see that in a short film. It kind of reminds me of Fallout 3, in the sense that people are either traders, wanderers or slavers and that you have to pick what role you want to play. This was my favorite out of all of them!

All of these films are available on YouTube, but I’m not going to bother linking them because links go down all the time. Don’t be lazy, go and watch them!

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