Movies that are slightly off.
A Boy and His Dog
A rather kinky tale of survival.
Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.
Whilst watching A Boy and His Dog, I found it difficult to connect Don Johnsons role as 'Vic' with the dashing, mixed-fabric wearing crook-foil ‘Crockett’ from Miami Vice. Vic is chipper, childish and, unlike Crockett, he’s not too good with the ladies, but he does try really hard.
This tale is set in a post-apocalyptic world where wacky despots scavenge the scorched earth for food and people to murder. Vic manages to get by on his wits, but of course, being telepathically linked to a rather patronising, but exceptionally smart dog also helps. All Vic wants to do is get down with some future ladies and his groin compass soon leads him into ‘the underworld’, where an elite group of…
I've always heard this was a classic and that it's great but I really didn't know anything about it going in other than that it took place in a post-apocalyptic future. I didn't know where the plot was going to go but I didn't think it would go where it did.
It starts out interesting but simple. Yeah there's a dog that telepathically converses with Don Johnson and has the ability to smell who and how many people are near and where they are but at it's core it's a story of a young guy surviving and trying to get laid.
He's obviously pretty good at surviving with the help of Blood, the super-dog but the getting laid part…
Basada en la novela corta del mismo título del casi siempre genial Harlan Ellison. A pesar del escaso éxito comercial que tuvo en su día, goza de bastante prestigio y ha generado cierto culto entre los estudiosos y aficionados a la ciencia ficción más inquietos. Prestigio merecido, porque, a pesar de sus limitaciones, 'A Boy and His Dog' tiene muchos conceptos y momentos apreciables: La primera parte, ambientada en el páramo nuclear, es tan interesante que ha tenido enorme infuencia en el posterior cine (y videojuego) post-apocalíptico; la segunda parte, en la que se nos muestra la sociedad estamentaria tras la hecatombe atómica, es un magnífico ejemplo de la buena ciencia ficción emparentada con la contracultura estadounidense. Puede que no sea especialmente profunda, y puede que tampoco sea especialmente divertida o entretenida, pero es imprescindible.
Spoilers ahead; tread lightly.
The new Blu-ray--which is as beautiful as this movie gets--contains an hour-long dialogue between a typically cantankerous Harlan Ellison and a gracious L.Q. Jones. The topic of the film's misogyny comes up: Ellison, who considers A Boy and His Dog to be an excellent adaptation in the long run, raised money to redub large portions of the dog's dialogue prior to release because Jones had Blood referring to women as cows and sows, something Ellison resented as a supporter of the women's movement. Jones happily obliged, but would not budge on Blood's closing line, which goes, "She had marvellous judgment, if not particularly good taste."
There's an implied nyuk, nyuk after that, see, because Vic, Blood's…
A Boy and His Dog is #1 on my list of deadpan talking dog films. OMG, that dog is fucking funny (if a little misogynistic). When it starts with the headline "WORLD WAR IV LASTED FIVE MINUTES", and the narrator starts talking about World War 3… let's just say you're positive someone had a really bad day at the office.
As science fiction this film does not disappoint. It doesn't try to explain anything. There’s no foreshadowing or agenda. Even the dog forcing Vic to memorise history (including reciting the American presidents) doesn’t have any pay-off — although there was some political commentary there which I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Basically, it’s all about the dog. No matter…
It's 2024, and following World War IV, a boy (simplistic 18 year old Vic) and his dog (Blood, a world weary telepath) travel across the mostly deserted desert plains of America...
This film was really nothing like I expected. Naturally I wasn't expecting the dog to be telepathic or the two title characters to have a bickering Odd Couple relationship. I also wasn't expecting a post-apocalyptic comedy in which sex is the hot commodity and most things are played for laughs - even rape, kidnap, theft or murder. The third act then completely threw me and I almost didn't get back on board - but the last few minutes and the little sting won me over.
This is a strange little film that has gathered a cult following over the years. I wasn't sure what to make of it but if you want to find out for yourself it's on YouTube. 6/10.
Well this was a weird one for sure. The film is your typical post apocalyptic film for the first hour and then it goes crazytown. Some really great ideas here and the friendship between the boy and his dog was very engaging. I think on a rewatch I would like this film a lot more but on first viewing I`m giving it a 3.5/5
Well from all the great dystopia films of the 70´s, this is maybe one of the weirdest but also one of the most negligible ones.
Great post-apocalyptic head trip.
Strange fun film. Fridge horror on multiple levels throughout.
Bizarre post-apocalyptic black comedy of sorts, with Don Johnson teaming up with a dog with whom he communicates telepathically to survive a desolate land run over by marauders, but most of all as far as Johnson’s character is concerned, finding a girl to love (or rape – pretty rough period of time). The talking dog is a weird element to the story, and it takes some effort to warm up to the fact that it is in no way intended to be a childish one, but after a while the quality of the back-and-forth between them, and the coupling of a higher intellect and sense of smell with a human body (albeit a dim witted one) begins to make sense.…
I saw this back in the 80s and have been planing for the longest time to watch it again. One of the main reasons I wanted to revisit it was the shockingly brilliant end.
What struck me when watching it again was how utterly immoral everything is. There is no hope here at all. Every single human being in this film is rotten to the bone. The propagandist witnesses a girl being raped. Once the rapists have left he checks up on her and finds they have killed her. This upsets him very much. The reason?
"Hell! They didn't have to cut her! She could have been used two or three more times!"
The year is 2024. It is a…
The Fallout franchise and the Mad Max franchise have both become really popular these last few years. Both had a new installment released last year and while Fallout already has a fanbase with the younger generation, Mad Max didn’t really have one until ‘Fury Road’ came out. It’s a generally known fact that the second Mad Max film was a huge influence for the Fallout franchise because of the similar apocalyptic landscape and the dog companion but that is something that George Miller admitted to have taken from this 70’s pre-Star Wars sci-fi apocalyptic movie.
The film takes place in an alternate universe where WWIII actually started in 1950 and lasted 30 years. President Kennedy also didn’t die in this…
It's all about the last half of the movie.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).