Before South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Okja, The Host) sent shock waves around the world with his Academy Award-winning Parasite (2019), there was Snowpiercer. The apocalyptic remnants of global warming have left all survivors crammed in a non-stop, high-speed train, ‘The Snowpiercer’. Onboard, a Stalinist class structure breeds unrest, leading to a revolution against the abominable Minister Mason, played by Tilda Swinton, who rules with an iron fist and prosthetic teeth that would make a horse jealous.
Technically a pre-apocalypse movie, Australia has just 12 hours left until an inescapable firestorm hits in this sweaty end-of-the-world sci-fi. How would you spend your final hours? Take it easy with your partner (grim) or head to a ridiculously banging—albeit primal—bush doof, and by chance save a kidnapped young girl and help find her father?
Viggo Mortenson stars as the determined, ailing father desperately trying to protect his son from the bleak and savage post-apocalyptic world populated by cannibals menacing the charred streets at every turn. It’s an arresting and tender portrait of fatherhood and a dad’s inextinguishable hope—made even more powerful by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ orchestral score.
Steven Spielberg’s retelling of H.G.Wells' classic science fiction novel cannot be missed. Tom Cruise stars as your average Joe dockworker and flunking father until a cruel storm rolls over New Jersey. Streetlights flicker and burn out, and cars come to a halt. Oh, and alien tripods emerge from beneath the Earth, too.
Let’s go back to where it all began, before Immortan Joe ruled the Citadel. When George Miller conceived the rusted, metal-head bloodbath, aka Mad Max, little did he know it was the birth of ‘post-Auspocalypse’ film making—a genre most certainly spearheaded by Miller.
Mad Max: Creating the Apocalypse - In Conversation with George Miller
Mad Max creator George Miller takes us deep within the Wasteland and through Fury Road's 12-year journey from the storyboard to screen, along with co-writer and illustrator Brendan McCarthy and co-writer and dramaturge Nico Lathouris.