#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Due to an experimental vaccine, Dr. Robert Neville is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves “The Family”. The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a “user of the wheel”, must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay.
Plot: Due to an experimental vaccine, Dr. Robert Neville is the only human survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. Besides him, only a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people remain – sensitive to light, and homicidally psychotic.
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Still Holds Up
This movie scared the utter CRAP out of me when I first saw it at age 12. The mutants haunted my dreams for months afterward. Extremely creepy stuff! After all these years, “The Omega Man” still holds up as a thoughtful and chilling cautionary tale. Admittedly, it’s now more campy and dated and has some unintentionally funny scenes, but that tends to simply add another dimension to the entertainment value. Great period detail and Charlton Heston in fine form.
There have been rumors of a remake/revision of the film (actually of the source novel, “I Am Legend,” by Richard Matheson). May I suggest John Carpenter as a possible director?
A film that can’t help but aim too high, “The Omega Man” suffers from the very thing that makes it great. Set in a post-apocalyptic future (for the audience of 1971) the film attempts to show a world populated by a single solitary man. Well, a man and a cult of malcontented zombie/mutant/vampire beings. Robert Neville (Heston) is the lone survivor of a germ war that turned the population of the world into freaks. Based on the amazingly brilliant book “I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson, the film shares most of the qualities of the book, yet excludes the portions that make “Legend” fantastic.
The idea of being the last man is intriguing. I used to fantasize about being Neville as a child (probably not the healthiest thing for a kid). Neville has paradise, but with the highest price possible. He can have anything he wants, but no one to share it with. And come night time, he must hide in his fortress away from the angry mob of mutants.
The apocalyptic world that makes the first half so captivating is destroyed by the second half’s plot device. I won’t go into details for those who haven’t seen it. However, I will say the film starts to slide downhill from the mid-way point. But the lesser parts can be enjoyed as early 70’s camp.
Even with its faults, “The Omega Man” is a great Sci-fi movie. It also gives Heston a chance to play his quintessential role of a man at the end of civilization. The film’s weaknesses don’t ruin the experience entirely. It is a film that myself and my friends talk about to this day despite the fact that most of my friends only saw it once or twice (when forced by me).
Related note: I Am Legend was also made into the film “The Last Man on Earth” starring Vincent Price. “Omega Man” is discussed in the first scene of indie-film classic “Slacker.”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Boris Sagal
Writer John William Corrington (screenplay), Joyce Hooper Corrington (screenplay), Richard Matheson (novel)
Actors Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,705 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm