Since 2012 is here, and there are allot of talk about everything ending in the last part of 2012, I thought it would be fitting to give each
other some inspiration for movies about the end of the world.
So we all can prepare us and perhaps get some ideas on how to handle the last months, weeks, days or hours, before this supposedly ending of our lives
as we know it arrives.
One of my favorite ones are from 1998, the name is Last Night.
A Canadian movie, directed and written by Don McKellar.
I like this one since it is quite unusual compared to most of the other movies on this theme.
Also in the movie is David Cronenberg, whom I think you horror fans out there recognizes.
A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the
turn of the century.
It's 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for
months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have
very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas
company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by
having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to
be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick's wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra - Duncan's wife - lands on his doorstep.
For me, there are three favorites. "The Road", "The Book of Eli" and "The Postman". They are all very well made. "The Road" is the most
realistic, and most depressing. It's a damn good reality check though.
On The Beach (1959, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins): www.youtube.com...
Panic in Year Zero is more of a survival film post nuclear explosion. On The Beach takes place in Australia, the last safe continent after an all-out
atomic war, which becomes doomed in the end due to radioactive fallout. A surprisingly poignant and sad film from Stanley Kramer.
Normally just to save vital brain activity I would pick one of the recent disaster movies... But I've decided to pick Without Warning (1994) mainly
down to the reason it was one part of a great childhood. I remember watching this after missing the first 6mins and I honestly believed this was real!
Well I was a kid!
Best thing is... You dont have to troll through movie stores to hunt this little gem as you can watch it in its entirety on YouTube! Enjoy.
2012 did get bad reviews but I usually don't take reviews at face value for anything because it's all opinion. A lot of well reviewed movies that
earned millions at the box office and in dvd sales were horrible in my opinion and movies that got bad reviews (Thor for example) I thought were
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