Saturday, August 15, 2015
I watched the movie.
I mentioned it's existence on a post about a month ago. A few people had seen it and had differing opinions about it.
I'll say this. I tend to think of all survivalists as people who are prepared to do what it takes to get by. I never really give much thought to the "flower children" who have radically different ideas of how to survive in a crisis.
This movie is about a bunch of 20-30 somethings who are techies. One of them has eschewed the world and moved his family up into the mountains of North California.
When a hacker attack takes down the basic elements of society, these folks are on their own. The people who join them, their friends from a business they all worked at, are no different in mind set.
The family in the mountains is well prepared in terms of basic logistics. However, there's a fly in the ointment. Let me give you a clue. In one scene, an individual produces an ancient revolver. There is great shock and dismay, and the home owner says "I can't believe you brought a gun into my house."
Does that give you some idea of what's about to happen up there?
If only for a different perspective on the survivalist mindset, it's worth watching. It's not a great movie, but it's not a bad one. For seven dollars, anyway.