A Boy and His Dog
Directed by L.Q. Jones
World War IV has ravaged Earth, and its survivors must battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland. This classic sci-fi tale follows the exploits of a young man, Vic (Don Johnson), and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness. In the midst of their meager existence, foraging for scraps of food and battling ruthless gangs, Vic and Blood encounter a young woman who lures them into a surreal city deep beneath the earth’s surface.
World War IV has ravaged Earth, and its survivors must battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland.
Cast: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robbards, Tim McIntire
In a post Kennedy Wasteland, a virile 16 year old loner wanders the deserts with his telepathic dog, hunting for pussy. Soon , though, he is lured by a cruel, ambitious, but sexy woman into an underground world of beta-cucks. This entire movie is a high camp incel fever dream. Be wary of anyone praising it. Too watch the thing you have to get past the protagonist lamenting how gang members had “cut” a naked woman who still had a few “uses” left. It does not get better from there.
Worth the watch.
I love Harlan Ellison and this was a very strong adaptation indeed. Some may find it a little mysogynistic but this is science fiction and it suits the universe in which the story unfolds. Very bleak with a twisted sense of humour. It still holds on even after more than 40 years, thanks to the lack of special effects and the strong dialogue between the main character and his dog. This movie is not horror per se but still horrifying in subtile ways.
It's alright. It's a moderately interesting satire of early 70s Cold War life. The story itself isn't anything particularly interesting, but it's worth checking out for a fan of the Fallout games since it's extremely clear how much the tone of those games take from this movie. Other than that, I'm sure it's moderately appealing to anyone who uses words like "soyboy" and "snowflake" as unironic insults if anyone happens to point out how stupidly misogynistic it is, even if that is pretty much the entire point.