Watch: The Postman 1997 123movies, Full Movie Online – 2013,Post-Apocalyptic America. An unnamed wanderer retrieves a Postman’s uniform and undelivered bag of mail. He decides to pose as a postman and deliver the mail to a nearby town, bluffing that the United States government has been reinstated and tricking the town into feeding him. However, he reluctantly becomes a symbol of hope to the townspeople there who begin to remember the world that once was and giving them the courage to stand up to a tyrannical warlord and his army..
Plot: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.
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|6.1/10 Votes: 74,457|
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|29/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 878 Popularity: 15.274 | TMDB|
Who will be responsible now, for these wayward children?
That’s a phrase that’s in the book, but not the movie. I liked David Brin’s tale of the communities growing up from a near-apocalypse and the conman, “Gordon Krantz.”
When I first saw the (overlong) movie, I was disappointed and felt Responsibility had been tossed aside. However, this tale of a traveling Shakepeare-mangler grew on me. David Brin himself defended the film, saying that the resolution of the battle between the Holnist/Survivalists and the postal carriers was good.
Our drifter, accompanied by a mule, visits communities and puts on a “fractured fairy tales” version of Shakespeare for a meal and a night’s lodging. Things go South suddenly, when a Survivalist army surrounds the town and drafts men/boys for the “Army of the Eight.”
The leader of this gang, prefers that he is the only literate person in the land, and tries to kill “Shakespeare,” after turning the traveler’s mule into stew. A narrow escape later, the drifter finds a U.S. Postal Service jeep, containing a uniformed skeleton and a bag of mail.
Thus begins his next con job, “delivering the mail,” which turns into a Crusade, led by “Ford Lincoln Mercury,” his next mail carrier. Romance pops up, when he is asked to father a child for a man who “caught the bad Measles.” The Holnists turn up again, and the pair flee the village.
After a long Winter, the drifter and the pregnant woman return to free the village from the Holnists, who have been killing mail carriers. A final showdown with the “impotent ex-copier salesman” leads to “The Restored United States of America” and a legendary statue of The Postman. 7/10, but the book is 10/10!
This movie fits firmly in the “it’s so bad it’s good” category.
It’s so outrageous, that you just have to see how it’s going to end up.
The dialogue/scripts are woeful… but they are delivered with such passion that it almost leaves you breathless.
At the end of the movie, I had no idea what I had just watched, but definitely felt that I had been entertained!
I liked this movie, unlike most people, I hadn’t heard anything at all about this movie prior to seeing it. I wasn’t expecting to see a bad movie.
What I found was an interesting Epic. It isn’t a great movie , but it is a good movie. I honestly don’t understand why anyone would call this the “worst movie ever” as I have heard on several occasions.
Give this movie a chance, don’t go expecting instant gratification.
Well… I am glad to see that I am not the only person who liked this film
I truly do NOT understand why The Postman was attacked as viscously as it was by the film media (there films much more worthy of the Golden Raspberry Awards in 1997). I loved this film and was very impressed with the loving amount of dedication that it demonstrates on the part of the actors, writers and director. This was a GOOD movie: it had a strong and intelligent story; excellent and interesting characters; and real feel for the post-Apocalypse genre. I felt that Kevin Costner’s everyman act worked beautifully in this film and created a sense of reality for the character and of his situation.
As far as the sci-fi novel by David Brin, this film exceeded it in every way possible. Where Brin had to rely on cheezy sci-fi standards (like supersoldiers) to resolve his story, this film does using only two men, both frauds, and both with radically different understandings of what constitutes a proper society. That is what made this film great (and I rarely use the term great), that this film was essentially an examination of America and what America means. It was a parable of sorts about the types of men Americans are and what they are capable of (notice that the head bad-guy had a traditional, classical education, while Costner did not; he appreciated these things but they were not at the center of his belief system… I wonder why).
While I do not agree with every aspect of this film (I am a Medievalist and a Platonist, so I don’t necessarily feel the same way about the Western Canon that the film-maker may have), I still find it to be a beautiful reflection on the psyche of the American everyman. America has a tradition of rejecting the absolutist ideals of the past in favor of the pragmatic relativism of today, and I think that this film is a parable of the divorce of America from the traditions of Europe.
Overall, this is a complex and entertaining film and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in examinations of American culture and tradition, perhaps as a double feature with Citizen Cane (I am not, however, claiming that the Postman was as good a film as Citizen Cane, only that they have a similar theme… what does it mean to be an American?).
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 57 min (177 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Kevin Costner
Writer David Brin, Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland
Actors Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate
Country United States
Awards 7 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle (WA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 4,870 m (Sweden), 4,982 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 500T 5279, EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm