Monday, August 08, 2005


Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun

After watching Night of the Comet I thought it was appropriate to call it a B Movie - B for Big Hair and Big Fun. What an excellent way to end our look at post-apocalyptic literature and film. NOTC is a hoot. Valley girls, shopping, zombies, mad scientists, funky clothes and great one-liners, what else could you ask for?

Thom Eberhardt takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the end of the world scenario and plays it for big laughs. A fun film that pays homage to post-apocalyptic stories such as Dawn of the Dead, The Omega Man, and Day of the Triffids. Although played for laughs, the film has moments worth noting. Credit has to be given to Eberhardt for some of the images of a barren Los Angeles, especially the shot of the overturned bicycle in the school yard with its front wheel turning. Also kudos to the many one-liners. My personal favorite is when Samantha says to her nasty step-mother, "You were born with an asshole, Doris, you don't need Chuck."

Robert Beltran (Hector) found a new frontier after his end of world experience in NOTC. Love that dimple in his chin.

If this movie makes you nostalgic for the 80's then you should check this out.

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