The Day of the Triffids-a movie review

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Extraterrestrial Event, Movies, Science Fail

I have been awefully busy in the past few weeks but I experienced some post apocalyptic media during these weeks which I have to share. One of the stuff was a movie called “The Day of the Triffids” (2009) and it was to be honest with you not too bad, but not too good either. In this case I’d still recommend it as a nice Sunday Sober-up Entertainment πŸ™‚

In the near future huge farms of so called Triffids have saved the earth from global warming, as the plant’s oil provides a renewable source of energy instead of using fossil fuels. The slight disadvantage of growing millions of Triffids world wide is they are extremely aggressive, poisonous, carnivorous and can move….”Wait a second! They can move?”…yes they can bei somehow “walking” on their roots, oh and they communicate aswell. But don’t worry, they are safely tucked away in heavily guarded greenhouses…oh wait, not that heavily guarded as one day some kind of weird activist gains access to mess around with the plantation.
By pure coincidence a massive solar flare occurs the same day. All those people who look up the sky in excited anticipation of beautiful aurora borealis are blinded by a bright flash. Only a few people who had luck and didn’t look straight into the light are spared from this horrible fait and from now on are called as “sighted”.

One of them is the weird activist. Not among them: the guards in the plantation. Of course the Triffids escape and start feeding on the easiest available prey: blind humans (and sighted ones who are stupid enough to get eaten by giant orchids πŸ™‚ ). Actually when I write down this stuff it seems like a cheap flick…still I had fun watching it. It has a nice post-apocalyptic setting and marauding gang leaders claiming to be king of the wasteland, a scientist and his crew who try to defeat both threats: the gang and the triffids. See for yourself!

This is the 1962 trailer πŸ™‚ I still got to see that one. I love these old movies, especially the narrators in the trailers πŸ˜€

Oh and FYI: no, the solar storm doesn’t cause a power failure in this scenario!

  1. henno says:

    this version is far superior and closer to the original novel

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