Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Day of the Triffids
I saw this, oh, twenty years ago, and I really enjoyed it back then. So, when we saw it on Netflix, we couldn't resist. It is interesting, gritty, and thoughtful -- though the reason for the downfall is hand-waved in a kind of silly way, the ultimate message, "human beings are mostly jerks, because jerks survive" opens up a lot of philosophical questions. I really enjoyed it twice, now! This is totally ripe for a remake. I wonder what the book is like?