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In the last few years, 2012 has created a huge buzz in our culture. Theories, prophesies, and predictions are all pointing to the world ending on December 21, 2012.
You may recall that originally the world was going to end in 2000, remember? Either way, the single idea of the world ending has created a highly profitable revenue stream. New movies and shows are stating to focus on what living in a post-apocalypse would be like.
Many people do not believe in 2012 and they usually laugh at the possibility of the end of the world. That being said however, there are also a few people who have such an extreme belief of the 2012 doomsday that they are actively preparing for it.
Check out this new tv series by the National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers. This new show explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it.
Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties.
Bottom line is, we all hope that the world will not end in our lifetime. We collected some interesting images from famous movie, and explain why fiction can become reality. We hope you will enjoy this article and spread the word!
10. Independence Day
Independence Day was a great film and this terrifying image above definitely sticks with most people. The White House is considered to be the symbol for one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Disintegrated in a matter of seconds, really gets people thinking what would happen to the Human race if we weren’t the only species in the Universe. Is it most likely to become a reality? I highly doubt it, my firm belief is that we are the only race in our area of the Universe…. For now!
9. Planet of the Apes
Not the newest one for obvious reasons, but this classic is a great film that makes it to the 9th spot in the list.
This film was one of their first to use the broken Statue of a Liberty in an iconic picture. Just like the white house from above, the statue of liberty in this state does seem to represent chaos, disorder and the end of the world.
So why is at number 9? Well the fact that evolution goes backwards in this film does strike people as odd. Even though the newer movie goes onto say that we ourselves caused the up rise, I strongly think the world as whole has more than enough firepower to fight these well educated gorillas off.
2012 was an iconic film. It portrayed the devastation that our world could tear itself apart. The image above, I believe is most shocking to the eyes.
Considering the Mountain range where Everest lies, seeing the ocean swallowing the highest mountain in the world in such power is truly astonishing. We have seen the devastation that Japan suffered when the tsunami hit in 2011.
This was a big reminder that the ocean is strikingly forceful. Will this myth turn into reality? Not this year and that’s why I have put it at 8. There are various signs that an apocalyptic situation could bring an end to life on Earth, however I highly doubt it will be this year.
7. 28 Days Later
Well this list couldn’t be complete without a Zombie movie right? 28 Days Later gets a nod ahead of the others, such as Dawn of the Dead, due to the image above.
I felt that this image was iconic and really does depict what London would be like if there was only a handful of us left during a zombie infection.
Would it happen? Technically there have been certain scientific posts that confirm the possibility of parasites, infections or bacteria (very rare) developing and changing the behavior of the human brain.
6. The Road
The Road is considered to be the best post-apocalyptic film of the last decade. Yes, that is a very bold statement that I’m willing to stand by. The unknown cause of how this happened drives our brain crazy and spill out potential assumptions.
All we technically know is, Viggo and his son have managed to survive. The image above shows complete desperation, and the fact that they are solely relying on instinct to survive. I really enjoyed seeing this film because the destruction is left up to the imagination.
It a long shot, but there is a slight possibility to not know why our world ended up like this. Maybe it all happened while you were asleep…I’ll let your imagination take over from here.
The film Contagion brought the aspect of bird flu that has spread to quickly among human beings. The result of this movie was particularly interesting and eye opening.
After I saw it, I started to think what if a disease like mad cow, bird flu or something new could in fact work it’s way to us. The result would be catastrophic. Therefore, this sits at number 5. The horrors of what the image portrays above could be very likely.
4. Children of Men
When I heard that this movie was coming out in 2006, I was a bit sceptical. However this movie turned out to be very original. The fact that the human race stops producing offspring does raise some hairs when you think about it.
Instead of the human race having a quick death with a meteor or ice age, population would slowly start eating itself away. The image above epitomizes that because we can bring up our own offspring, it defines us as a race that life will always prevail of the death.
If that was to happen, the world could be a very dark place. But can it happen? Well the possibility is always there, with the population always aging and many people deciding not have kids is a possibility. Think about it, condoms and abortion contradict life.
Possibly the oldest movie on the list, but this movie was on of the first to show the world under 100 meters of water.
The spooky image of Kevin Costner swimming down to the buried city is one that stays in a persons mind throughout the film. The chilling thought is tough to think about, because it could actually happen.
Scientists have proved that if global warming carries on, our polar ice caps will melt. The watery world that Kevin Costner finds himself in, could also become a part of our lives. Although they say it won’t be for another 500 years.
Who could forget Terminator? A great movie, with an even greater post apocalyptic story behind it. Eventually the movie depicts the end of the world through judgement day.
The only change instead is the possibility of a man made natural disaster. Building machines that eventually take over the world is very chilling. Considering what technology is doing for us now, our over dependence on it could lead to something like the picture above.
A favourite among many the originality of this disaster movie is amazing. The earth’s sun is dying and 2 teams have been sent to see if they can restart the sun using a bomb.
The first image that really does hit home, is the picture of Australia under snow. The second, is the image above that makes us realize we endlessly rely on our sun. If something like this was to arise, it would spell the end of all life on earth as we know.