Movie like Terminator Salvation always liked us, huh? I think it’s great to watch Apocalypse from the cozy comfort, so today I will propose ten movies that have the theme of disasters or other heavy ways that mankind could grab in the future.
Although Cloverfield is not original as formula, which is taken from Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project, we must recognize that this movie can scare you. Filmed with a camera in hand, it seems to be done by an amateur and perfectly captures the fear and panic of the people after an attack by unidentified monster. The director Matt Reeves does a good job directing a cast of amateurs. The fact that the monster is revealed only at the end is a perfect exercise, gradually increasing pressure reaching unbearable levels. The film is a metaphor for the attacks on September 11, 2001, the director trying to capture exactly the same states that have been involved in these terrorist attacks, and my opinion is that the result is perfect.
09. Deep Impact
A blockbuster that has gathered millions of people in theaters in his time, “Deep Impact” propose us another doomsday scenario: a comet is heading towards Earth and that could destroy life on Earth forever. I confess that the idea of drawing lots who shall live and who never seemed terrifying, but also fascinated me. Viewed from another perspective than the devastating disaster, you will see that “Deep Impact” is a whole set of psychological study of the masses in the way of disaster.
08. Children of Men
Alfonso Cuaron’s movie offers a more interesting topic. In a not too distant future, people have lost their ability to reproduce, so there were only the last generation to left, and life will disappear forever. After killing the youngest man in the world begin protests and the UK is easy to install a state of waiting to burst pressure. Theo Faron (Clive Owen) that must protect humanity hope for the future: the first woman that gets pregnant after many years.
The director Roland Emmerich has noted always with movies that have theme of destruction of the planet. In “Independence Day”, the threat came from aliens, but in “The Day After Tomorrow” the enemy’s not coming from outside, because the mankind decide the fate of Earth, being responsible for the Ice Age is looming as a result of an intense process of Global Warming. And this film, as other movies directed by Emmerich is full of quality special effects, but unlike the rest of his productions, he pulls a warning sign.
06. 28 Days Later…
Danny Boyle’s film is one of the best zombie movies, and how the world is presented after a strong virus attack, is unforgettable. People turn into zombies and the few survivors try hard to save lives in the way of true now become bloodthirsty monsters. “28 Days Later” is more than just a zombie movie, the subtext being wild nature of man.
In “Planet of the Apes” we follow a story that puts you to think. In an Earth inhabited by intelligent apes get a crew of people. Although they believe that they are on another planet than ours, but with the same conditions of life, they discover later that in fact have always been on Earth. People are enslaved by apes, and they are seen as lower life forms. When the astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) gets to show his intelligence, one of the monkeys come to a hypothesis that apes are descended from people, which is considered a blasphemy, leading to ostracism of those charged with Uttering such theories.
04. Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam’s movie, like “Children of Men”, presents a devastated world, this time destroyed by a virus. James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to discover information about the responsible virus for the death of a ruthless numerous parts of the population of Earth. The atmosphere created is incredible, “Twelve Monkeys” get you into a state where you are simply absorbed by the action from the screen.
03. Mad Max
The state that induces Mad Max, George Miller’s movies, can be compared only with those calm scenes of Kubrick’s Space Odyssey. Australia imagined landscapes for the future, all that lying empty, camera movements that focus on vanity, all create the feeling of inside emptiness. George Miller became with this occasion the first director who dares to put to the test with the “giants” remarkable Americans who had budgets and vast soundstages. “Mad Max”, made with tiny budget, manages to break all box office expectations and remains even today a reference point for sci-fi thriller.
A future in which humans are created in genetic laboratories and meant to be perfect, it is the world imagined by Andrew Niccol in Gattaca. Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) was born naturally, and myopia that have caused him to be treated unequally compared to people born in laboratories, who are one hundred percent perfect and able to do whatever they want. His dream is to fly in space, but is rejected on the grounds that it is not a perfect man, so take the identity of one of the senior, a man in a coma and able to be included on the list of which can fly in space.
The vision for the future that Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) had haunting me, considering that I saw this movie for the first time when I was eight years. The nuclear explosion destroys everything, remaining human bodies attached to a barbed wire fence, burning flesh and skeleton still remains caught in wire.