Welcome to another episode of Over/Under Movies, a podcast where we pick one overrated and one underrated movie and discuss them. You can listen to the episode by playing the embedded player below.
"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." - Fredrick Brown
It's time for Oktay, Erik, and Ryan to wallow in their manly loneliness in a post apocalyptic hellscape as they drive around Manhattan in a corvette, hunting dear, and talking to mannequins. Then, they try their best to make sense out of a New Zealand where every other living thing disappeared without a trace. Maybe they forgot that the Return of the King premiere was taking place in Wellington at the time.
It's time to dive into the ever reliable "Last man on Earth" premise with two very different examples, both picked by Ryan. First up, a discussion on whether or not 2007's mega hit "I Am Legend" is overrated turns into a dissection of Will Smith's recent career choices. Then, 1985's trippy and unpredictable Kiwi sci-fi "The Quiet Earth" takes the co-hosts to a world where complex ideas about parallel dimensions and a man in a dress yelling at a cardboard cutout of Hitler can coexist.
As usual, thank you for listening, please send us your comments so we can improve the show, and look forward to new episodes when our kick-ass Pacific Northwest-based film critics will discuss one overrated and one underrated film that share the same genre, style, or plot.
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Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes) and a contributor at The Playlist.
Ryan Oliver is a contributor at Gotchamovies.com. He writes reviews and articles for them, and co-hosts their Unspooled Reel podcast.
Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Oregon Herald, Beyazperde, DVD Talk and is also a contributor and film critic at The Playlist.