A young couple in the British working-class city of Sheffield are preparing for their wedding while global tensions are rising. As their big day approaches, global nuclear warfare erupts—leaving millions dead. This shocking docudrama depicts the unraveling of society following mass devastation.
Mick Jackson’s unforgettable, Sheffield-set docudrama reached millions of viewers during its original airing at the end of the Cold War. By presenting the effects of nuclear warfare in stirring detail, and zeroing in on the escalation of violence, Threads tapped into its audience’s deepest fears.
The cumulative effect of what you will see will leave you completely dead inside and hopeless. I actually wished for death at the end. This movie will sneak up on you and rip your soul out before you have the time to react. It’s so real and so cold in the way it’s presented, so matter of fact. It feels very VERY real. By the end you feel what it's like to be dead.
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.
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!
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.
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...