Rating out of 5 possible lobsters :
"The closest you'll ever want to come to nuclear war"
This is a good review for all you Generation X Pups who probably haven't grown up with seeing the Emergency
Broadcasting Service Tests during Saturday morning cartoons and have no idea what the Cold War was. Being
in my late 20's now, I couldn't go a day without hearing about the threat of nuclear war as I grew up in the late
70's and 80's. Seems that today's youth don't really understand the fears that everyone grew up with or realize
that these weapons are still around, post-cold war, and are still a great a threat as they ever were considering
current world events. Iraq, North Korea, Iran and of course everyone's new found hatred for the Osbournes!!! Nuke that show please!
Threads is simply horrifying!!! Very realistic, unlike it's 1984'ish counter part the American made 'The Day
After' which is a cake walk compared to threads which was created and aired on the British BBC station. The
movie is a sort of half documentary and half movie which follows the lives of two families which are brought
together by the fact that one's family's son get the daughter of the other family pregant and they decide to do the
right thing by getting married. Of course, on the backburner of the movie, Nato has their hands full with the
USSR Red Army who have stockpiled nuclear weapons in Iran!!! The movie concentrates on the families but also shows that no one can escape then news of the Americans trying to push the Russians out of Iran.
Meanwhile, we are treated to maany facts about nuclear war via the movie's narrator and we are shown all the
background events of cities preparing for the nuclear threat by setting up secondary levels of governemt. No
one thinks it will come to nuclear war but it does and we quickly see how ugly nuclear war is and how society as we know it decays to nothingness.
You could break Threads into 3 peices. Pre-war, where life is grand and no one thinks that it will come to
nuclear war no matter how crazy everything seems to get, then we have the war(which isn't bad considering it's
a 1984 made for tv movie... effects are decent), and finally we have post-war where everything we have known
in life is gone! Everything from food supplies, communications, shelter, hospitals...etc! For anyone who has seen
Threads you will notice that the second half of the movie contains almost no dialogue! The characters have nothing to say. There is nothing!
Anyway I think everyone should see this film and realize what can happen in the event of nucear war. Turn off
MTV or MuchMusic all the fake little candy-made world and open your eyes to what really matters in life! That
being survival. In the end, none of the glitter, money or popularity matter. We're all human on the same planet and we're subject to the same consequences.
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"This really made me realize how fake today's world is! Jenny from the block, she use
to have a little now the bitch has alot. But guess what? In the end it doesn't matter bitch now shut the fuck up!"