Great and mediocre and generally confusing all at once. I certainly wasn't expecting the 15 year forecast the movie portrayed and at that point it became far too speculative for a supposedly realistic account. Still, it was very harrowing. I found myself initially removed from the experience when it was more fictionally narrative based. Then it became very realistic. And then further it became, as I said...
This should be on TV everytime a summit of warmongerers is happening. This is one hell of a realistic, and as a result one hell of a depressing, length of film with little hope and little light at the end of the tunnel. Did not age a bit.
Thorough, sequential and utterly devastating in its logical unpeeling of the inevitable consequences of nuclear fallout. No Hollywood humour or heroics here, just a steely-eyed focus on the horrors man does unto man.
Threads will always make way for an annihilating viewing experience; it is unmatched in portraying the realism of nuclear war from a humanistic stand-point, especially from the endearing residents of working-class Sheffield. We follow them right through to the actual threat up until the devastating execution, the end result is harrowing.
the absolute best post apocalyptic film in terms of the raw hopelessness and destruction experienced from a human point of view. It's written well enough that you truly care for the characters and the believable sequence of events that lead to the nuclear holocaust. The last scene has resonated with me most of all, truly harrowing!