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2.0 out of 5 stars Early 70s pre-cursor to 28 Days Later, 30 Dec. 2007
This review is from: The Omega Man [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
Interest may be re-kindled in this 70s apocalyptic sci-fi because of the new film based on the same book, I Am Legend.

Weapons of mass destruction have destroyed the civilised world, now home to Charlton Heston, last remnant of humanity, and 'The Family', a band of beings mutated by germ warfare, now on a mission "to erase history from the time that machines and weapons threatened more than they offered".

Though I hadn't even heard of this film until I saw it for sale, I hoped it would be good. However, I wasn't impressed by the frankly daft Family and was left largely unmoved by the aging Heston doing the same 'cynical' routine that he does in the first half of Planet of the Apes. 28 Days Later is a better, modern version of the same theme.
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Initial post: 30 Jan 2008 19:18:54 GMT
D. Ince says:
Aging Heston? In 1972? That's a bit unfair on him.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2008 22:08:44 GMT
Greshon says:
Well, he must be about 55 in it! I'd say that's old enough to be described as 'aging'!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2008 14:35:09 BDT
Lee Thomas says:
Actually he was born in 1924. So in 1971 when he filmed this he was only 47.

;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2008 09:51:57 BDT
Greshon says:
That's still 'aging', though I concede that 47 is different to 55. Younger, definitely.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2012 15:42:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jan 2012 15:42:30 GMT
You'll be as old as we are one day, then you'll be sorry. And older.
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