Thursday, February 20, 2014

2019: After the Fall of New York

Released in 1983 Directed by Sergio Martino
Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, and George Eastman.

A guilty pleasure of 80s action movies, and hard to find. The year is 2019 and apparently there's only one fertile woman left on the planet, and of course she's in New York City (Where else would she be?). A mercenary is hired by the 'Rebel Federation' to bust into New York, fend off the evil 'Euraks', and rescue the last good pussy on Earth. In other words, it's a movie that any self-respecting apocalypse fan should want in their collection.

Just don't expect an epic. In the beginning, there's a road war battle that has some pretty cool moments, but don't ask yourself why no one in the crowd got shot from all the random gunfire flying in every direction. Smoke a bowl and suspend your disbelief. 

The rest of the movie goes by pretty quick, only 90 minutes, There's some good shots of old beat up Bronx but overall it's a movie that seems to have been a bit rushed by it's own meager budget and ends up rather forgettable.

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