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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once the last scientist on Earth is dead at his hands, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. [[note]]His definition of what's corrupt is somewhat arbitrary, though. For example, he's OK with using a medieval-style ballista to shoot flaming bolts at Neville's house.[[/note]] Once the last scientist on Earth is dead at his hands, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]countryside]].


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* TheFundamentalist: Mathias again. He genuinely believes that all traces of the ''old society'' must be wiped out. This apparently includes all technology above approximately medieval level, scientists and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking some types of art]].


* CoolGuns: Neville's signature weapons (so to speak) are a Browning Automatic Rifle with an early-model infrared scope (which is what he's wielding on the film poster above) and a Colt M76 sub-machine gun with a hand-made clip-on flashlight mount.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Mathias was just some random news broadcaster that snapped as the world came to an end and denounced Man's technology and the politics of its users as the reason the world came to an end -- fast-forward a few years and he became the head of a murderous luddite cult of personality that destroys anything and any''body'' unlucky enough to be declared an enemy of said cult (and this is without taking into account the whole "mutant albino" thing).

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Mathias was just some random news broadcaster that snapped as the world came to an end and denounced Man's technology and the politics of its users as the reason the world came to an end died -- fast-forward a few years and he became the head of a murderous luddite cult of personality that destroys anything and any''body'' unlucky enough to be declared an enemy of said cult (and this is without taking into account the whole "mutant albino" thing).


* TechnologyMarchesOn: Whilst it was probably very impressive and advanced at the time; today that infrared scope on the top of Neville's BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) is absolutely ''huge.''
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From Neville's suave velvet duds to the villains being an {{Expy}} of the [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Manson Family]], this film just ''screams'' TheSeventies.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From Neville's suave velvet duds to the villains being an {{Expy}} of the [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Manson Family]], this film just ''screams'' TheSeventies.


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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once the last scientist on Earth is dead as his hands, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once the last scientist on Earth is dead as at his hands, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Mathias was just some random news broadcaster that snapped as the world came to an end and denounced Man's technology and the politics of its users as the reason the world came to an end -- fast-forward a few years and he became the head of a murderous luddite cult of personality that destroys anything and any''body'' unlucky enough to be declared an enemy of said cult (and this is without taking into account the whole "mutant albino" thing).


* GoneHorriblyWrong: The Reds and the Americans both used biological weapons on a major battle on the backstory. Unfortunately, the weapons combined and mutated, turning into a super-virus that killed almost everybody... and in more ways than one, the dead were the lucky ones.



* SoleSurvivingScientist: Robert Neville.



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%%* * WallSlump: In Neville, in a fountain.fountain at the end after being wounded by Matthias. Combined with CrucifiedHeroShot.


* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once the last scientist on Earth, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once the last scientist on Earth, Earth is dead as his hands, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]


* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once they kill the last scientist on Earth, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once they kill the last scientist on Earth, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]


* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed.

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed. Once they kill the last scientist on Earth, the survivors are forced to leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]]



* LuddWasRight: After the last scientist on Earth dies, the survivors leave the city to live [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple lives of backbreaking agrarian toil in the countryside]].


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last survivors have been given the cure to the disease, in the form of Neville's blood, and are able to move far away to seek a new life--but Neville is dead and Mathias is still alive, and he may or may not hunt them down eventually.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The last survivors have been given the cure to the disease, in the form of Neville's blood, and are able to move far away to seek a new life--but Neville is dead and Mathias is still alive, and he may or may not hunt them down eventually.]]



* {{Evil Albino}}s: The Family. The plague mutated into something that turned many of the survivors into albinos but it still kills in the long term.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Matthias refuses to believe Richie that Neville will cure them and accuses him of being a spy and kills him.]]
* {{Evil Gloating}} The albinos can't stand bright light. The head of the Family is preparing to kill the hero in a darkened stadium at night. Head bad guy to followers: "Darkness is triumphant!". Then the stadium lights come on.

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* {{Evil Albino}}s: EvilAlbino: The Family. The plague mutated into something that turned many of the survivors into albinos but it still kills in the long term.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Matthias [[spoiler:Matthias refuses to believe Richie that Neville will cure them and accuses him of being a spy and kills him.]]
* {{Evil Gloating}} EvilGloating: The albinos can't stand bright light. The head of the Family is preparing to kill the hero in a darkened stadium at night. Head bad guy to followers: "Darkness is triumphant!". Then the stadium lights come on.



* WallSlump: In a fountain.

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* %%* WallSlump: In a fountain.

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* InfantImmortality: Children have an immunity to the plague, but it wears off when they get older.


* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to catapults to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed.

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* EvilLuddite: The Family is an entire group full of them--Mathias believes that anything and everything Man has made (from cars to catapults guns to paintings) is a sign of his corruption and must be destroyed.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last survivors have been given the cure to the disease, in the form of Neville's blood but Neville is dead.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The last survivors have been given the cure to the disease, in the form of Neville's blood but blood, and are able to move far away to seek a new life--but Neville is dead.dead and Mathias is still alive, and he may or may not hunt them down eventually.]]

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