This is the second film Heston made in his “Doomsday” trilogy following PLANET OF THE APES (1968) and SOYLENT GREEN (1973). I am a sucker for a last man standing story so I may be biased. I am able to love this film despite Heston’s best efforts to fuck it up. He operates in essentially two gears in OMEGA MAN: either stuck in neutral or revved into 5th prompting the extreme over-acting lights to flash like a strobe.
If you are looking for a scary story, go with Vincent Price’s 1964 film THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (both films are based on the same novel “I Am Legend”). However, if you want to look at some of the best cheese around, behold THE OMEGA MAN.
See you on forty deuce.
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