In this article I’m switching gears to talk about 5 apocalypse movies you can actually learn from. Hollywood tends to go completely overboard with cinematic deluge, but every now and then they actually get it right. I’m not saying you’re going to learn everything you need to know about survival by watching these movies, but what you can learn is the raw emotion behind surviving a post-apocalyptic world, and maybe a couple tips & tricks..
Not that many people have heard about The Survivalist, with an English cast of Milja (Mia Goth), Kathryn (Olwen Fouere), and The Survivalist (Martin McCann). Oddly enough the movie doesn’t hint as to what caused the world to go wrong, but what you do know is there is no food, and people have resorted to cannibalism. Out of all the movies I’m going to list, this movie will undeniably teach you some pretty important stuff, and unlike most apocalypse movies it highlights the survivalist lifestyle like none other.
Hey, you want to get depressed really quick? Watch this movie. North America is in the middle of a nuclear winter, meaning all the farms, and all the animals have died, forcing a father (Viggo Mortenson) and his bitch of a son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to travel south in hopes of finding food, and avoiding another nuclear winter. This movie perfectly embodies the hopelessness of a post-apocalyptic America, while exposing the dark side of humanity when the chips are down as the father son duo desperately tries to avoid roving gangs of slavers and cannibals. Apparently, Hollywood thinks Americans are just dying to eat each other. By the way, the guy’s son is a total pussy, and the father is a moron.
These Last Hours
This is a pretty crazy movie set in Australia, the last continent to be struck by a post-meteor collision blast that is literally cooking the Earth’s crust. Are you going to learn anything from this movie of factual importance? No, but you will see a fairly important psychological aspect of humanity’s behavior once they’ve learned the jig is up. You learn how quickly people give up on morality, turning on one another. Murder, drugs, rape, and every unthinkable atrocity you can imagine takes place as you watch a hedonistic man try to give a young girl some semblance of peace.
The Last Survivors
The Last Survivors is more of a far-fetched post-apocalypse movie that operates under the idea Earth has ran out of freshwater, and you have to ache through two siblings’ attempt to survive in Oregon, now a sun scorched desert wasteland. While the concept is far-fetched it does give you incite as to what some people will do when critical resources become limited, they will capitalize and murder to control these resources. As each well dries up in the valley, you’ll learn what you’ll have to do to survive, and it ain’t pretty.
Red Dawn (Remake)
Simmer down! Before you castrate me for not listing the original, here me out. In this version of Red Dawn our country is taken over by what many of us in the prepper community are very well familiar with, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse). Now it’s not even that far outside the realm of reality either with North Korea and Russia joining forces to take over the United States. I think this movie is pretty important because it highlights one thing the original didn’t, traitors. In this version traitors work with the North Koreans and Russians to police their own countrymen, forcing the football team to become an insurgent guerrilla warfare troop.
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