Movies Where The World Actually Gets Destroyed In The End
io9.com has an awesome post with clips from Movies Where The World Actually Gets Destroyed In The End.
We all watch these movies because deep down inside everyone of us knows it would be kinda cool to see a huge event like this. So in these clips they skip right to the good part!
You can see the rest of the clips here, it’s a great way to cheer yourself up on a rainy Thursday afternoon !
When Worlds Collide
It’s that rare movie that actually lives up to its title! A star named Bellus is on a collision course with Earth — and instead of trying to figure out a way to stop the impact, people concentrate on creating an ark so that a handful of people can get off the planet in time, landing on a habitable world orbiting Bellus. (Don’t ponder the physics of this, it’ll only make your head hurt.
This is what happens when you trust Nic Cage to save the world. If it had been Tom Cruise we’d have been dancing barefoot on top of a skyscraper in the end. But Nic spends the whole movie piecing together the clues and investigating the weird pebble creeps who are spying on his son, only to miss the boat on the whole “Earth destroyed except for two kids and a bunny” scheme that’s been hatching since the 1950s. Fucking Nic Cage.
This is another movie where we’re not quite sure what happened at the end. Thomas Dekker is a college kid who’s trying to decide whether he’s really bisexual by having lots and lots of sex, and there are weird cultists and crazy conspiracies. And Dekker gets kidnapped and then un-kidnapped and his oft-naked surfer roommate turns out not to be a surfer at all. Long story short, it turns out a lot of the weirdness in the film is down to a doomsday cult, which brings about doomsday. Love the red button. Every doomsday device should have a red button.
Another movie where you see the end of the world coming a long way off — it’s teased at the start of the film — and then you actually get to see Kirsten Dunst and the others get wiped out, along with an unfortunate horse. Takeaway lesson: A makeshift fort made out of twigs really won’t protect you from a rogue planetary collision.
4:44: Last Day on Earth
In Abel Ferrara’s new movie, everybody knows the world is going to end at 4:44 AM Eastern time, because of Al Gore. And no amount of yoga or watching YouTube videos of the Dalai Lama can forestall the inevitable.