Well I was a huge fan of Relolution. I know this isn't a movie. But I thought it was a great watch.. So I was disappointed that it just ended...
But it I do also feel like the show/director lost the way. It all got a.. Well a bit confusing..??
Fifteen years after an unknown event caused all electricity to stop working, plunging the world back into the dark ages, people have adjusted to life without planes and communication and electric lights. In small farming communities, life seems sweeter at this slower pace, but danger and mystery lurk beyond the shadows. After the militia kills a man who supposedly had something to do with the blackout, his daughter teams up with two unlikely allies and sets out to find the truth about the past, in order to reclaim the future.
(sounds good dun'it)
season 1 was amazing.! I was hooked! And could wait for the next season!
Its set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, in the year 2027. When Fifteen years earlier, in the year 2012, a worldwide event known as "The Blackout" caused all electricity on Earth, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines, to be disabled permanently. As a result, trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water, and aircraft plummeted from the sky and crashed (yeah id of hopefully been on a train to!). In the years after the Blackout, people adapted to this new world without electricity. Because government and public order collapsed (who'd of thought), several areas are ruled by militias and their generals. (Of course that means there are some form of rules to stick to...??)
So The series begins with the surviving Matheson family: Ben and his two young adult children: daughter Charlie (I love her!) and son Danny, who now live in a village near Chicago. He wears a small pendant around his neck that is the key (it's always in the form of a necklace with these things....) to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. Sebastian Monroe,(hawt badass with a heart buried somewhere deep) Monroe Militia general and self-appointed President of the Monroe Republic, whose borders are the Mississippi River and the old states of Kentucky and the Carolinas, is searching for the pendants so he can use their power to take control of the entire North American continent. In the series' pilot, Ben Matheson is killed [sad face :( ] and Danny is abducted by Captain Tom Neville of the Militia (great actor!). The remaining Matheson family, joined initially by Miles Matheson, Aaron Pittman (a beefcake.. What's this dude been eating!? People are starving!?) , and Nora Clayton, now are on the run from the Monroe Militia. Monroe's new benefactor, Randall Flynn, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense who fifteen years earlier ordered deployment of the weaponized technology that caused the blackout, now works with Monroe in his efforts after Ben's wife Rachel (working under duress for Monroe) escapes from his custody. This technology is later revealed to be a form of nanotechnology whose ability to drain electricity can be countered by the pendant! (WoW)
A quote from the series
"We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out. But we're hopeful someone will come and light the way."
i wonder what what would happen if indeed the power did go out, how would we cope??
Well well then it got weirder in season 2!??
Whilst the themes and settings of the series change significantly? (What the hell..) in the second season. The Monroe Republic is no longer the primary enemy, being replaced by the Patriots. Sebastian Monroe becomes an ally (told you he had an heart!) of the Matheson family! although at times, he wavered, and tested the group. whilst the Nevilles are largely isolated from this group. The action of the main group of characters is centered on the town of Willoughby, in the nation of Texas. There is still considerable travel from this location (to the Plains Nation, the outpost called New Vegas, and to Mexico) but there is not a single continuing odyssey, as in the first season. The pendants and the Tower are no longer significant, with self-willed nanites becoming the major science-fictional element. (Very confusing???) I was like what the hell is it with the flys!? Throughout season 2 Jason Neville travels with his father and remains loyal to him even after having his memories altered (that was scary). Jason died when Charlie shot him in self-defense (episode Austin City Limits). It's was hard to watch. And I was shocked that he was killed off, I kept expecting the nanos to come along and save him... But no.... :(
also the weird dreams/different dimension/alternative world Aaron was having... And his wife!? What's the deal with that one!?i know Aaron was a teacher in the community, educating children about pre-blackout life. And he had also abandoned his wife after feeling unable to protect her from looters and thieves, yeah that's right he just left her to travel alone with a group they'dmet up with. Aaron did have a great deal of suppressed guilt and remorse over abandoning his wife though. And Just before Ben's death, Aaron was secretly entrusted with a pendant (the flash drive) onto which Ben downloaded files from his computer just before the blackout!. Aaron and Maggie decided to keep the pendant's existence a secret from the rest of the group, (which I'd of done) fearing Miles reaction and complicating the pursuit of Danny's captors. The others later discover the pendant's existence, and it is eventually stolen by Nora's sister (a double agent) and handed over to Sebastian Monroe. Once Aaron is reunited with Rachel he starts concentrating on the study of her notes and any information concerning the blackout. Rachel suspects that Ben deliberately cultivated a relationship with Aaron because unknown to Aaron, some of his early work in programming at MIT may have been used in the development of the nanites. :-O
now by the end of season two I was a bit let's say lost with the story line.. A bit lost indeed.... But I was also excited for season 3. And I waited patiently and it just never happened.. I was looking forward to finding out more about the nanities, about Aaron's weird dream controlling mind games, how and when or even if the world was going to light up again?
So I waited and waited, I finally gave in and googled it, to only find out it had been cancelled.. I was gutted...
I I was left with so many unanswered questions..
So many theories?
so many ways it could of ended..
was it a happy ending or a sad depressing ending.. Did mankind survive, or was it all one of Aaron's dreams!? Is Aaron in a hospital bed somewhere in the world in a coma and this was all an elaborate dream??
ive recently discovered that the finale season is available as a comic book type of internet link thing wit..??..
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sorry if I've missed anything or got anything wrong.
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