Southland Tales || Movie Mondays

Starring an all-star cast of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Southland Tales is an alternate US history living in the aftermath of war. Follow the criss-crossed destinies of the people who are about to face the apocalypse.

The Plot

The year is 2008 and America is dealing with the aftermath of nuclear attacks in Texas and World War 3. The public is highly policed with fingerprints needed to access the internet. An energy crisis fuelled the need for alternative power source and “Fluid Karma”, an energy source which is powered by the perpetual motion of the oceans. The film focuses on the final days before the end of the world as the effects of time-travel, the environment and conspiracy theories all collide and rip reality to shreds.

Thoughts on the Story

This is a really complicated movie to follow and if I’m completely honest, if it was for Wiki I would have no idea what this movie was really about. And even after I had Googled it and watched it again, I still had trouble understanding what was happening. That probably says more about me than it does about the movie. But it looks like I wasn’t the only one, when the movie was released it wasn’t well received.


This could have been a great movie is there was a bit more information given about the plot. The cast is all-star, there is some amazing acting, and parts of the story are very good. The part when Justine Timberlake has to shoot the crazy fan was a particular favourite of mine, not because I enjoy seeing people getting shot but the situation isn’t a kick in the arse off what we have become as a society. Maybe the story is a bit above my intelligence level and that’s why I couldn’t follow it, which is a shame because there is a pretty powerful message wrapped up in it.


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