Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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.
Although it may have some story telling issues, A Boy and His Dog is still a creative, unique, and surprisingly touching film that deserves more recognition.
An interesting idea that turns into Zardoz toward the end.
A very strange, very 70s sci-fi film that at least gets credit for its uniqueness.
Sick, twisted and just plain wrong. L.Q. Jones' adaptation of Harlan Ellison's odd novel effectively. Don Johnson and his talking dog explore their way through a post-apocalyptic world. This movie remains fun and offensive at the same time.
El año es el 2024, en el año 2006 la IV Guerra Mundial duró 5 días después de que las armas atómicas destruyeran el mundo. Los pocos sobrevivientes vagan en busca de comida, mujeres y las únicas películas que se ven son porno. En este mundo un joven con su perro, van en busca de todo esto.
Si, ya sé, esto no es hora de aventura, pero ya he de ver a Finn el humano cuando se le alboroten las hormonas, buscando mujeres para tener sexo como un conejo.
What a strange way to make a movie about a boy and his dog.
sex, violence, and a quick witted dog that can speak telepathically. it's a wonder why this movie isn't more popular. it might be due to the fact that the story is incredibly dry for a post-apocalyptic sex-ploitation film. that is, until the last half hour. then shit gets reeeeaaal interesting, increasingly getting weirder & weirder. but I'd still say this isn't a great movie.
I think this is just a case of a film being too far ahead of its time, with ideas that are too ingrained in the past. if someone made this movie today, without the fact that the protagonist was pretty much ready to rape any woman he came across for the first third of the movie, it could be pretty successful. especially with how well Mad Max: Fury Road did. oh well.
In a post-apocalyptic world a boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex.
Unusual, at times surreal and crude, but not fully convincing science fiction tale with quite a cynical ending.
Ganz klar eine Story, die man sich ansehen will. Ein Junge und sein Hund in einer Postapokalyptischen Welt, wo er mit dem Hund reden kann.
Gut allein schon das Alter mit solch einer Story, verrät einem das es eventuell langweilig werden kann. Doch irgendwie fand ich in dem Film alles falsch. Nicht nur die langweiligen Stellen, die es zu genüge gab, sondern auch andere Stellen in der man sich nur fragt warum. Warum hat der Hund ein Sonar, dass aiuch noch geräusche macht?, Warum will schläft die Frau mit ihm, obwohl er sie gerade noch vergewaltigen wollte?, Warum ist diese Postapokalyptische so unspektakulär?, WARUM GEHT DER FILM SO APESHIT NACH DER RANDOM TÜR IN DER WÜSTE??????????????
Ab dem Untergrund Abschnitt war der Film für mich vorbei. Ich kann nur sagen lasst die Augen davon. Im out of here.
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