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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 04:56:17 PM »
Waterworld

Quick, someone invent a filter you can piss into to create potable water (that technology not being silt suit technology at all because of course it is Waterworld, not Dune!).

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Dune (Lynch version because I am a creep and the new one has yet to be released due to greed)
Rabbit Proof Fence
Into the Forest
No Country For Old Men
Machete
Battle Angel Alita (Nobuo art direction version because again I am a creep)
TANK GIRL

extra: Mad Max Fury Road for same reasons as Tank Girl. It's a way of life and I'm living it, relegated to extra cuz a Mad Max was mentioned

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 07:05:34 AM »
Czar of City Elves.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 09:55:26 AM »
There is one scene in The 13th Warrior where Antonio Banderas's character branches a new language skill after nights of listening to his foreign companions speak.  It's the closest thing I've seen in a movie to Arm's language learning process.
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 11:47:10 AM »
omg. I can't believe I forgot Lawrence of Arabia. That whole god damn film is Arm. Desert Elves. Waring Cities. Politics. Has many parallels.
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Veselka

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 10:41:07 PM »
There is one scene in The 13th Warrior where Antonio Banderas's character branches a new language skill after nights of listening to his foreign companions speak.  It's the closest thing I've seen in a movie to Arm's language learning process.

13th Warrior is definitely ArmageddonMUD fodder for me. Every time I watch it (maybe once every year or so), if I'm not playing, I'll roll up a new PC.

Pitch Black (though Sci-Fi) always reminds me of Armageddon. Murder, Corruption, Betrayal all the way. Plus, Kryl.

The Fifth Element for some reason picks at my Armageddon jazz buttons.
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 09:48:44 AM »
Lets not forget Dredd - which is very on par with the amount of power some AoD and definitely the Templarate have in Allanak

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WarriorPoet

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 10:00:45 AM »
Gangs of New York. I have to be careful watching this one during a fun character because it makes me lust for the Rinth.
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 10:24:57 AM »
I agree with a whole bunch of these!  I would add:

Pitch Black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luuYRrPaEpM (gore warning) (I've been on this RPT) (complete with someone getting dragged into the air by a swarm and killed)
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Ami

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2021, 10:10:16 AM »
Was hoping to see Mad Max on the list!

Not disappointed.
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Dirtt

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 12:13:35 PM »
The Devil Wears Prada if you're an aide.

Dakota

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 02:03:53 PM »
deleted bc I'm senile and repeating myself.
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Saiseiki

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2021, 02:33:13 PM »
The Devil Wears Prada if you're an aide.

Oh gawd that's funny.

It's not a movie, but the HBO series "Rome" has a seriously twisting, viciously-incestuous feel to it while the narrative is focused on the eponymous city.  Much like the feel Allanak has for me, personally.  (The history is gonzo, but the express aim of the show was "authenticity of setting" - I think they hit that mark.)

Intro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BZmK3_IIZg (Volume is low, but the picture is crisper than the other one I found.)

First 5 minutes of the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERgVDMnVxPo (Brief, non-sexual nudity - the vanquished Vercingetorix being humiliated.)

Interestingly, the intro music is supposedly composed solely of instruments that existed during this era.

Aaand probably my favorite scene in the entire series.  Just a nice, cozy dinner... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsGEoYUZ6r8
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 02:50:56 PM »
+1 for Rome, it's an almost pitch-perfect show.

I'm a roman history nerd so I got mad a lot the first time I watched it, but when taken as-is, it's fantastic.
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Saiseiki

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 04:57:00 PM »
I'm a roman history nerd so I got mad a lot the first time I watched it, but when taken as-is, it's fantastic.

Agreed!

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2021, 05:05:54 PM »
I'm NOT a Roman history buff, but it is still, even after all of these really fantastic shows that have come along in its wake, one of my favorite shows of all time. You could just believe every single character. It's rare that you forget that everyone is an actor.
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2021, 06:59:32 PM »
I try and model my entire life on Titus Pullo.

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ShaiHulud

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2021, 12:18:31 AM »
DUNE! Come on man! Any Fremen, Arrakis stuff. The other houses in the imperium are the noble and merchant houses of Zalanthas.

I loved Lynch's. Looking forward to the new. Scifi's take..the first I did not like, but Children of Dune was good. Likely because there wasn't a predecessor film.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2021, 12:28:00 AM »
Conan the Barbarian. Holes in the ground...Crom! The tree of woe! The Swartzenager . That's my next character's name. :)
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Saiseiki

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2021, 02:01:18 AM »
Conan the Barbarian. Holes in the ground...Crom! The tree of woe! The Swartzenager . That's my next character's name. :)

+1  The first movie had a beauty and stark simplicity to it that I found moving.  And of course the casting (Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman as Valeria) was a home run!

The masterful soundtrack:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeZL2R9jDJM&t=4034s
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2021, 04:05:59 AM »
Was going to mention Conan!

I’ll throw Krull out there.  It’s admittedly not the best movie but a guilty pleasure of mine.   The death count is very Armageddon.   I think like 80% of the hero’s party are dead by the end of it. Also  scary giant spider.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2021, 12:54:10 PM »
Conan the Barbarian. Holes in the ground...Crom! The tree of woe! The Swartzenager . That's my next character's name. :)

Yes..One of my top five movies of all time. A shame Hollywood got a hold of Conan the Destroyer.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2021, 10:44:19 PM »
Game of Thrones?
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2021, 07:28:49 AM »
Conan the Barbarian. Holes in the ground...Crom! The tree of woe! The Swartzenager . That's my next character's name. :)

Yes..One of my top five movies of all time. A shame Hollywood got a hold of Conan the Destroyer.

Track down and read Oliver Stones original 1978 screenplay for Conan the Barbarian. It's insane. He wrote pre-rehab and blasted on cocaine. Massive sequences with mutant hordes and loooooads of other stuff. It's bonkers. Has insect creatures too.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2021, 10:34:48 AM »
Parts of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind smell pretty Armageddon to me!
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Dirtt

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2021, 11:50:12 AM »
Disney's Treasure Planet also has some Arm-esque feeling in terms of adventure and someone young having to be on a crew of salty and bitter veterans.

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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2021, 06:36:31 PM »
I just finished watching "Blood SOMETHING and Bone" on Netflix, and the part about the Magickers being shunned by society was pretty Zalanthas like.  It is new (2021) so I suggest to watch it!  Only 8 episodes.
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Re: Top 7 Armageddon-esque Movies
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2021, 10:27:41 PM »
I haven't seen the "Blood and Bone" Mansa mentioned, but the "Shadow and Bone" on Netflix was also an excellent watch and a perfect example of why a shadow elementalists would be overpowered if they had sorcery too.

i think mansa meant shadow and bone, you should go watch shadow and bone, right now