I had a pretty depressing weekend. The world as we know it ended–three times. By a strange set of circumstances, I was able to see three new movies and they were all pretty big downers in their own way. It was the Age of Apocalypse.
First up was X-Men: Days of Future Past, which showed the end of the world at the hands of man-made sentient robots. Next was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, where our world ended via a man-made virus. And finally, was Snowpiercer where the apocalypse was brought upon us by a failed climate-change experiment.
So what can we learn from all these movies? The human race is doomed and we’re going to bring it all upon ourselves. Way to go scientists.
Post-apocalyptic movies are nothing new. To tell the truth, they’re probably one of my favorite movie genres. Here are some of my favorites…
- The Road
- 28 Days Later
- Waterworld (yep)
- World War Z
- 12 Monkeys
- Children of Men
- Logan’s Run
And the following movie series…
- Planet of the Apes
- The Matrix
- Mad Max
- Resident Evil
There are a bunch of other movies that I need to see like the Omega Man, A Boy and His Dog, and This is the End. I honestly don’t know why I enjoy these movies so much. Some are really, really depressing (The Road), but I’m always up for a good flick that transports me to another time and place for a few hours.
What are some of your favorite post-apocalyptic movies?