I just saw ‘The day the earth stood still’. It’s a 2008 movie with Keanu Reeves and Natalie Portman – not sure about her. It has a nice storyline I guess…that is if you’re into aliens but I guess that’s talk for another day.
This post is about what I have observed to be the rash of end of the world movies that have been produced in the past years. Talk about The Happening, 2012, Terminator 3 and the list goes on. The ways the world end are as varied as the movies themselves – from plants, aliens, machines – you name it, they act it. It would seem that, being box office hits, people are more interested now in how the world ends and it should, in a natural progression of things follow that people would be more sober, more introspective.
The true face of things is that more and more people are throwing themselves into life with no regard or thought for how far reaching their actions are and certainly no consideration for an afterlife. I wonder is it because we seem to follow an epicurean philosophy ‘Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die’? Or is it because in the movies man always manages to be saved from total annihilation just in time? Why do we suddenly have a whole generation of secular humanists? Answers anyone?