NOT A BAD SCI-FI...
H. Detter | Herndon, VA USA | 01/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Terrible plots, bad acting, hilarious dialog and effects that aren't so special not withstanding, I'm a fan of bad science fiction movies. For the most part, I'm not the type to make fun of them. There's just something about them that pulls me which I really can't put into words. So I bought this movie (more accurately, I bought a three dvd/9 movie package dirt cheap specifically for this movie) because it sounded intriguing. I found it to be rather captivating. A billionaire, his wife and lawyer go scuba diving while on vacation only to emerge and find it impossible to breath. Luckily, they have several hours worth of oxygen in their tanks. The boat's engine doesn't fire, matches don't light and they can't breath. It's become apparent that somehow, the oxygen supply was completely drained while the three were submerged. From that point, the movie turns from its sci-fi premise to a case study of human behavior during an apocalyptic event. The actors involved performed their roles professionally. I detected no campiness and because of this, they made the love triangle and dire uncertainty aspects of the plot believable. Interestingly enough, I don't consider this to be in the bad sci-fi category for a number of reasons. The acting was good and because the movie was more of a psycological study of human nature in extreme situations, there weren't any special effects but the cinematography was done very well. There were a number of shots that I made me think "that's pretty creative". Even the fight scenes weren't too laughable. This movie is almost entirely dialog and I thought it was very well done. The ending was a little, shall we say, limp wristed but this doesn't ruin the movie. All in all, I was surprised to find this movie to be this well done."
Deacon | America | 05/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Roger Corman films since the first time I saw Little Shop of Horrors on WPIX when I was about 10. Since then I've done my best to see all of his films that I can.
Yes, he's films are a lot like those of Ed Wood - they are all l ow budget Sci Fi or Horror Films and Last Woman on Earth is no exception.
Is it cheesey? Yes. Is the plot ridiculous? Yes. Did I have a good time watching it? Yes."
The End Of The World As We Know It
Bart | Montpellier, France | 07/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine that a nukeular bomb went off and suddenly there was only one girl left in the world and you were one of two guys. How hard do you think the two of you would fight over that girl? That's the question posed by this excellent Roger Corman explotation film. Of course the girl is gorgeous and of course the guys come up w ith ever more ingenious ways to get her attention. This is a classic black and white "B" movie."