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A catastrophic solar flare plunges Earth into global darkness. As society teeters on the edge of anarchy the President and top government officials are swept away to a cold-war bunker in search of a solution. While the politicians fight insanity and each other, a group of middle-class suburbanites take survival into their own hands. With bullets and seeds, this neighborhood of school teachers and businessmen transform themselves into a village of self-sustaining warriors. Can they hold on until power is restored, or will they fall to the starving masses?
When the sun releases a solar flare like no other it takes out all the world's power grids and leaves everyone in total darkness. The story has focuses on two things, a small community of people who must pull together, learn to share what they have and learn to work together and trust one another in order to survive. The other takes a look at the President of the United States as him and those around him try to come up with answers and solutions before humanity begins to break down.
I am no survivalist or expert on the matter but to me this was one of the better, more realistic apocalyptic films I have seen. You have to remember that this was done on a small budget so you do not have any fancy effects here but what you do have is a story that grabs your attention right from the start and it leaves you thinking about what you just saw and what you might do in the same situation long after it is over.
The acting is a bit of a mixed bag, the lead actors including Tom Sizemore all give very good, believable performances while a few from the supporting cast could of been better but over-all the acting was natural and very effective. The film had multiple writers and directors including Director, Tim Szczesniak. Tim and the rest of his crew did a great job telling this engaging and pretty frightening story, story-telling first here and it really pays off. I also really enjoyed the ending, it may not be one of those Hollywood happy endings but that is another reason the film was so good.
"Remnants" is a thinking man's end of the world film that really gets the audience involved in the story and its characters, I highly recommend checking it out.
Available on DVD with Special Features that include:
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Released by Osiris Entertainment
**** Out Of *****