Skip to comments.REMNANTS: The best TEOTWAWKI movie trailer ever!
Posted on 11/18/2010 7:13:26 AM PST by Travis McGee
Film Synopsis: In the tranquil suburb of Excalibur Estates, ART, his wife GWEN, and their CHILDREN lead contented lives. Art cajoles with his neighbors,MERL and LANCE, then spends another quiet evening with his close-knit and loving family. They dont notice news reports about an odd cosmic anomaly an unusually bright star and a series of impending gamma-ray flares. Despite these strange warnings, Art prepares for another day at work.
At the office, the routines of daily life are interrupted when breaking news broadcasts a government press conference. Authorities describe recent cosmic activity from a type of super-dense star that has released a burst of gamma rays. This massive electromagnetic storm is heading toward Earth and will affect every part of the planet disrupting electricity grids, cell phones, and every other modern convenience. As the government declares martial law in urban areas, requests to remain calm go unheeded as everyone in Arts office panics and flees to get back home before the gamma rays cripple the planets infrastructure.
Art and Gwen struggle to get through the dangerously gridlocked traffic to reunite at home. When the catastrophe hits, there is little outward effect the skies light up as the electricity and all communications are disabled indefinitely. Art and his family provide emotional support to one another, wondering what it is that is happening some sort of end times? No one knows, but they are resolved to stick together as a family and a community.
The residents of Excalibur Estates awake to a very different world. As they survey their neighborhood, they learn that they must survive in a simpler lifestyle than theyd previously enjoyed. Merl, a former military man who has been prepared for such an event, is stocked up with supplies. The neighborhood falls into contentious chaos, conflicts arising particularly from the antisocial MORRIS. Art becomes an unexpected peacemaker as he takes a stand and gives an impassioned speech imploring his peers to take charge of this situation and band together to turn their community into one that thrives despite this adversity. Arts leadership inspires the residents of Excalibur to brainstorm, discuss how to manage their resources, and create their own list of rules for maintaining law and order in a world where those systems have disappeared.
The development buzzes with activity as they pool their skills and supplies, create stockpiles of food to be rationed, work out hunting and gardening systems, develop a defensive perimeter. Soon, theyre having fun and bonding in ways they never did when they were reliant on mindless entertainment now theyre enjoying each others company in a more pure way than ever before.
Their peace is disrupted when they find that Morris has been stealing food. According to their rules, Morris is imprisoned. When he tries to escape, his sentence is lengthened. Meanwhile, Art, Lance, and Merl see a box of Red Cross supplies dropped a few miles away. They arm themselves and venture out. They are ambushed by THUGS but manage to escape, now aware that other neighborhoods havent fared as well. When Morris is released, he tries to attack Arts family. Restraining his desire to kill Morris, Art banishes him from the community. The maligned Morris wanders to another town, run by THUGS. He negotiates his own survival by telling them about the wealth of supplies within Excalibur. These lowlifes send spies, which alerts Art, Merl, Lance, and the others to the possibility of attack. As Morris deceptively fuels the flames of hatred, the thugs arm themselves with makeshift weapons and launch a brutal invasion of Excalibur. Residents fight back to defend the prosperity theyve built with their own blood, sweat, and tears. As the two villages clash, many good people are lost in the bloody, intense suburban war.
The End Of The World As We Know It
It might already be outdated by then.
Makeshift weapons? What sort of lame suburb is this? I’m betting my suburb has probably close to a 1-gun-per-two-adults ratio, just based on demograpics - and then there are oddballs like my husband and me who are more like 10-guns-per-adult households.
Coming soon to a suburb near you...
The End Of The World As We Know It.
TEOTWAWKI is shorter.
I prefer ‘postapoc’ for the post-apocalyptic genre. Depending on the creators, these narratives run from the worst kind of kitsch to thought provoking, even profound speculation.
At their best, they lay bare the essentially artificial sense of security we enjoy, but which also deceives us. Then the protagonists have to contend with the primal tasks of survival for themselves, their loved ones, and their allies.
Looks like “One Second After” without the sinister cause. Similar societal effect and story.
I guess what you would have to do is launch from only your closest sites at time that has them arrive seconds before the event. Then they get launch warning at the same time they would have to launch to avoid being too late, meaning, it's too late. You still may end up getting screwed, though, because they still have plenty of time to launch, the missiles just won't arrive before the event. We assume this fries the intelligence in missiles, so they no longer have guidance or flight control, the nukes can't detonate, etc, but you're still not olly-olly-oxen-free because even a crashed nuke is a nasty item to have to deal with. Toxic contamination and radioactive as well if the warheads broke open, etc.
Reminds me of Fireproof. Great story and a gallant effort by amateurs, but still has that amateur look.
I mean, we own all the movies by the Fireproof people, and enjoy them, but I see the movies for what they are, technically.
I’d still like to see this if it ever comes out.
Thought you might like this ping...
Has a Jericho feel to it. Great series that ended way too quickly.
Have you seen it?
The exact impression I had.
Thanks for the ping
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Check this surprise trailer run in a movie theater
Art = King Arthur, Gwen = Guenievere, Merl(in), Lance(lot), Morris = Mordred. Ha, Ha. This was a Disney TV Movie Friday night, Avalon High.
Looks like it's the outside entitlement-minded types who resort to makeshift weapons to attack the community. Given recent examples of looting, arson and related mayhem, this is a rather plausible scenario.
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