A Boy and His Dog

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * · · · )

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I had heard this title floating around for some time now. Seems a lot of folks have seen this one way back. This story follows a man as he moves from one society to the next. Half the movie follows his constant hunt for food and women in a post nuclear holocaust world of sand and grime. His companion is a psychic dog named Blood who helps him on his hunt. Half way through he is tricked into a world that has rebuilt society with mind bending strictness (which mainly includes white clown face paint, constant droning over loudspeakers, and killer robot farmers named Michael). Our hero must decide between attempting a coo or going back to his beloved companion, Blood. The ending of this movie really pulls the rest of it together. Some may have a problem with the morality of the film, but if you consider the time and place, it is understandable. The DVD has a mono soundtrack and is not 16x9 enhanced. It does however include a directors commentary. For a quick and twisted view of the end of the world, this movie does a great job.