Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Omega Man (1971)

Director: Boris Sagal. Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash. Rated PG. 98 min. Sci-fi/Thriller.

Post-apocalyptic sci-fi with Heston as a Christ-like figure (check out the last shot) trying to save humanity from the results of a biological weapon that has changed the human race to vampiroid light-avoiding zombies - zombies of the fast kind, that is. If Heston was the sci-fi star of the seventies (Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green), then this was his weakest and least thought-provoking movie of the genre. Amazing how lax the movie rating system was in those days, giving this a PG with all its violence and nudity.

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