One thing that’s really bugged me about some post apocalyptic movies is… Where do they buy their hair dye and make up?
There seems to be this idea that with the breakdown of humanity we might all start being punks, thinking more about our hair and make up than where the next rat and cockroach burger is coming from.
My personal beliefs think that the situation would be more like the Road (2009) than Doomsday(2008) or the TV show The Tribe (1999 – 2003).
If you’ve ever been concerned about who was cutting the lawns of the zombie apocalypse then maybe they are the same bunch doing the door to door hair and make up sales.
Lets consider it for a moment, after all the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z have given us enough to plan what we’re going for the apocalypse be it a zombie one or not. Its not really from day one, that’s the day when you carjack the biggest all terrain vehicle you can find then raid Budgens and hide with as much ammunition as possible.
Now after 28 days (or so) we believe the world’s population is at a living history all time low and its safe to kill off your last few zombie assholes.
Then what? Rebuild society with a new look? Go to the bank to get money for a red scooter? Or dye your hair and act like a primitive?!’ after all we know the vegans wont be surviving this one…
Maybe I’ve got this all wrong and it just a fact that people who dye their hair are more likely to survive an apocalypse? Which means I’m ok so that’s good news.
I’m not saying that these are bad movies but…
Here are a few movies that fit this unbelievable bill.
- The Tribe(1999-2003)
- Steel dawn (1987) my only concern is who is selling the crimpers?
Here are some films that get the look right.
- The Road(2009)
- Book of Eli(2012)
- Waterworld(1995) Basically mad max in a swimming pool….
- Mad Max 3 (1985)
- Cyborg (1989)
There are two films which come to mind showing a more decorated tribal future in a more realistic way, mad max 3 and salute the jugger, both show a 1% richer society who have access to privilaged things, although I don’t know where TinaTurner was getting her MAC foundation from?
I especially like the adaption of oriental culture into the costume of Madmax, and the high strung 1990s pseudo classical baroque of Salute the Jugger in the underground city.
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