Posts Tagged ‘Movies and TV’

The movie Doomsday is set in a post apocalyptic future where a viral outbreak, which cannot be contained, forces the authorities to wall in and quarantine Scotland.  The Reaper virus however  overtakes the wall and begins leaving death and destruction throughout London on an unprecedented scale.  An elite military team is dispatched to breach the wall into Scotland and locate a scientist who may have a cure for this mysterious illness. 

This elite fighting unit, once inside the wall must battle a society made up of murderous thugs who also resort to acts of cannibalism.  Cut off from the rest of the world they must locate a cure and use their wits to stay alive.  This movie is fast paced with plenty of action scenes, some humor, as well as a good mix of fighting scenes and car chases which adds to the surreal atmosphere of the movie.  While this is not a zombie movie, the cannibilism portions bring you as close to zombie activity as one can get without their actually being zombies present.  This is a good movie if you like the sci-fi and survival combination and is well worth watching.

The movie remake Dawn of The Dead revolves around a nurse who wakes up one day to discover that her whole world is now a nightmare.  Her husband and neighbors are now zombies and they are trying to kill her and every other normal human being they can find.  During her escape from her neighborhood, she joins up with other survivors and together they try to create a safe haven inside an enclosed shopping mall where they must not only survive the zombies; but must also survive themselves.

As zombies can only survive by feasting on the living, the film successfully demonstrates what people will do, in a fictional sense, when pushed to their limits of survival endurance.  This film is a must see for those who enjoy zombies and survival.

The movie The Day After shows how a cross section of middle America; a doctor, a graduate student, a young bride to be, an academic, etc., deal with a Nuclear explosion that has hit Kansas City.  They struggle against increased radiation levels, horrific destruction, nuclear winter and the collapse of society in a valiant effort to survive. 

This movie gives a good visual, fictional representation of what life could be like after a nuclear detenation and how people’s lives are affected.  It is both disturbing, yet enjoyable at the same time.  There are no zombies in this movie but you will see how people will go to almost any lengths to survive.  This movie is definitely worth watching as you will immediately feel the impact of what the ultimate survival situation might be like.

The movie The Road deals with a father and son who try to survive the nightmare ordeals of a post apocalyptic world.  They search for food, water, warmth and safety while trying to avoid the canabilistic  thugs who roam the highways and backroads searching for their next meal.  This is not a zombie movie and while the apocalyptic event is never shown, the movie focus on trying to survive the apocalypse in what remains of a bleak and desolate world.

I enjoyed this movie because of the realistic feel it presented and the differences between those who have hope and those who don’t, between those who are the hunter and those people they hunt and between those who cling to life and those who give up and long for death.  The movie gives one the eerie feeling of what life could be like after the apocalypse.

The movie The Book of Eli is about a man, heading west, on a highway littered with death in post apocalyptic America.  He is on a mission, unsure of why he was chosen for this mission but knowing that at all costs he must complete it.  He is carrying a book that could revive society or in the wrong hands, further destroy it.  Cannabilistic thugs ambush weary travelers, water and batteries become increasingly hard to find, conflicts are around every corner as a power hungry warlord seeks to control everything and human life is cheapened at every turn.

The movie is well done and will keep you guessing right up until the end, as one of the key mysteries of the movie is kept cleverly hidden.  As post apocalyptic movies go this one is right up there with some of the best.

The movie Carriers revolves around 4 young people who are trying to stay ahead of a pandemic which has ended civilization as they know it.  Determined to survive the group drives across the Southwestern United States to reach an oceanfront beach which may provide them with possible safety.  Over a 4 day period the group must avoid the pandemic, other survivors and their worst enemy; the darkness within themselves. 

As Post Apocalyptic survival movies go this one is extremely entertaining and is worth watching again and again.  This is not a zombie movie but instead a movie which revolves around the following rules; Avoid the infected, disinfect anything you’re going to touch, consider the infected as already dead since there is no cure and if you fall ill you will be left behind.