Six-String Samurai (1998)

“Six-String Samurai” (1998) is a movie that gets better every time I watch it. Part kung fu action comedy, part post apocalyptic buddy film, and part music video, it never takes itself so seriously as to sacrifice style for story. This is less an attempt at making a sincere post apocalyptic movie, and more a fun and comedic tribute to the genre, which some say it uses as a vehicle to tell an even deeper tale – society’s musical transition from classic rock and roll to modern heavy metal. Continue reading

Waterworld (1995)

Waterworld is the first of the infamous duo of post apocalyptic films starring Kevin Costner that came out in the mid 90s. As of the writing of this review, Waterworld has a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive Hollywood production to date, costing $175 million, but only made $88 in U.S. theaters. Personally, it is one of my favorites of the genre. Continue reading