As per the ancient Mayan calender, humanity was supposed to breathe its last on December 21, 2012. There was a huge hype around it, but fortunately we survived yet another "would be" cataclysm. After 5 months and 13 days, we are still here, so we surely have reasons to be happy. But someday the imminent doom would take place.
What concerns us is the way in which the big doom will actually occur – invasion by aliens, zombies or vampires? Nuclear wars? A meteriod stike? Whatsoever, filmdom surely has an answer to it, as it portrays the various apocalyptic visions for Earth’s destiny.
As we enjoy yet another day, let’s take a look at the list of 3 Epic ‘end of the world’ flicks ever committed to celluloid.
A much-anticipated apocalypse movie on a grand scale, 2012 explores the life of John Cusack and the imminent climate change that occurs in the same year as the title of the movie. Tossing the Earth upside down and leading to a dreadful global climatic development, the movie threatens humanity and portrays its extinction.
I Am Legend (2007)
With Will Smith’s After Earth opening this weekend, this is not his first venture into the apocalyptic movie genre. The classic I Am Legend narrates the story of a military scientist in a post-apocalyptic New York city. Immune to the virus creating fast-spreading zombie disease, Will is the only man left in the quarantine city to find a cure. Will Smith’s mesmerizing performance makes this ‘end of the world’ movie worth a watch.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Though the movie opens similarly like the preceding movies of the franchise, but halfway through the plot kicks off. With Arnie’s T-850 and nuclear wars, the movie gears up in the final act as the hero from the war-torn future chases in the present to save the world from nuclear destruction but things end on an unexpectedly dark note.
Adding to the post-apocalypse movie genre is After Earth, with the father-son duo of Will Smith and Jaden Smith as the star cast. If the post-apocalypse genre interests you, this is surely a movie to watch.
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