Your Top 3 Contest
Poor Q... the guy had nightmares about the end of the world the other day and the way he was describing them made it seem like he was in an apocalyptic movie himself! Still, like all great contest mascots, Q decided THAT would be the topic of this month's contest:
It's a pretty broad topic actually - zombies, natural disasters, something before, during and after an apocalyptic event and so you're only limited by your imagination (and the fact there needs to be some "end of the the world" event in the movie, obviously 😂).
After raiding the DVD collection (yes I still have those, why are you sniggering?), I think I've managed to get it down to 3 although the zombie films did seem to dominate! Something about that genre of film (and game even) that grips me in its gruesome gory hands!
If you want to enter the contest make sure you write a post with your nominations before the 9th August! Full details about how to enter are here!
1 - Book of Eli (2010)
I have only seen this film once at the cinema when it was out in 2010 but it had a profound effect as I can remember it pretty well! Denzel Washington stars as the main character called Eli, who we follow around in a post apocalyptic world after a nuclear war 30 years prior. He travels around with the mission to deliver a copy of an unknown book to a safe place on the west coast of the USA and you learn about how the post-war world came to be.
I seem to remember that at first, it was pretty slow to get going but it did grow on me the more you got in to it and the twist at the end was pretty ace that I didn't see coming. Then again, I often don't see twists coming so am easily entertained haha! May have to watch it again to refresh the memory, it has been 10 years already 🙀
2 - 28 Days Later (2002)
Seeing as @plantstoplanks already mentioned one of my favourite zombie films, Shaun of the Dead (and that I already had it in a previous contest, I had to raid the collection to see what else I have and it didn't take long to find 28 days later and pop this in my top 3. I remember the drama and tension created throughout as we see society breaking down after an unfortunate release of a "rage" virus - that scene where they try to sneak around in the church but make a noise then all the infected folks below look up and start chasing after them... damn!
We follow around four survivors who try to cope and make it through this utter destruction that the virus has brought upon their lives but at the same time, keeping out of harms way. One of my favourite musical scores from the film that has been referenced many times since is "In the House, In A Heartbeat" which sends shivers down your spine - great film, can't believe it's nearly 20 years old!
3 - Resident Evil (2002)
Another early 2000s zombie film was Resident Evil which was based on the popular video game of the same name - I wasn't too keen on the game myself but I really enjoyed the movie. That corridor of doom as the main people from the "Umbrella Corporation" try to contain an outbreak of a T-Virus at an underground genetics research laboratory called "Hive" (ha!)!
The automated facility, characterised by a terrifying holographic child, sealed everything up and the outside world was all safe in Raccoon City, so there really was no need to head down there... but then there wouldn't be much of a film would there! All hell breaks loose and we follow what remains of the team as they try to escape without being wrecked by the "re-animated".
Actually, the Resident Evil film series continued all the way up to 2017 but I don't think I made it past the second film really!
Now It's Your Turn
So what are Your Top 3 "Apocalyptic Films"? Would any of these make your choices or is the selection apocalyptic in itself? HAHA!
Remember to write a post and get your nominations in by 9th August 2020! Can't wait to read them - full instructions here