posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 10:41 AM
I think one reason people like end of the world films is because the end of the world fantasy is as such that it creates a desire and perception of
freedom (as far as the aftermath is concerned).
For one, there are few if no laws, few perceived constraints that come from "out there" (government, rules, society, etc); and another, the typical
boring lifestyle is gone, there is a perceived sense of risk, and living day to day, this perceived freedom, that (for men), is will to be manly again
in the traditional sense.
I believe it's largely to do with throwing off constraints and the perception of being free.
As far as our interest in seeing destruction and death on a large scale, i think it's because we are sadists, even if we won't admit it to ourselves.
Our society (western/US) THRIVES on sadism, every day in every form. Look at the Sandy Hook coverage, for example.
Endnote: 2012 is a CRAP film, lol. You paid $5 for it? lol
I wouldn't take it for free, and i love Cusack.
But yeah, I really enjoyed "Knowing." "The Day After Tomorrow" was good too.
edit on 20-12-2012 by Liquesence because: (no reason