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The Quiet Earth (1985)
This New Zealandish post-apocalyptic movie relies on the atmosphere. Being a post-apocalypic movie, this is not weird and kind of regular even, but it doesn’t work out too well. This might be because of the mediocre cast, which is not impressive at all. Main character Bruno Lawrence for instance is playing a boring scientist, so except if you’re into boring scientists, it’s a pretty lame character. Some of the scenes are interesting though, just like the images of ‘the effect’, what the movie is building up towards. The theme and story of the movie is comparable to Hollywood blockbuster I Am Legend, but it’s not as impressive. I Am Legend has a major budget of course, and might be lacking some raw atmosphere, something that might have been found in The Quiet Earth, but only after a very thorough search.