From religious leaders to scientists to apparently even a chicken, everyone has predicted the apocalypse and failed. Though if you think of it, everyday of this year seems to have welcomed a new story fit for doomsday. With the number of failed doomsday predictions, we can’t help but wonder, how is it really gonna happen? Through nuclear war? Natural calamities? Another ice age? Zombies?
Luckily for us, movies already thought one step ahead and gave us all the answers on how to handle any possible global ominous events. So here are the best movie references for your next end of the world preparations. – King Jon
After 65 million years, NASA discovered another killer asteroid that is threatening to hit earth again. With a size that is roughly like Texas, it’s impact on earth can cause all of its inhabitants to be obliterated. What makes it worse is that the asteroid is expected to hit the earth within 18 days and the world’s only hope for survival is through Harry Stamper and his group of drillers.
The powerful Umbrella Corporation has developed a virus in their hidden research facility, The Hive, for the purpose of using it as a biological weapon. The virus unfortunately contaminated the whole lab and their very complex computer system shuts down the whole lab by itself to prevent further contamination. Without the knowledge of the spreading virus, the company sent an elite team to shut down the computer.
Planet Of The Apes
A spaceship with a crew of 4 landed on a distant planet much like earth that is inhabited by intelligent apes. They were taken into a lab and was experimented, one of them were able to escape, met another human and befriends some of the apes. While in there quest to escape, they learned that the planet is not so distant after all.
I Am Legend
A supposed cure for cancer evolved and eventually turned into a plague, causing everyone to either die or turn in to a blood thirsty creatures. Robert Neville, a scientist, and his dog were the only survivors left. Immune, Robert tries to create a cure that will reverse the effect of the virus using his own blood. As soon as he loses hope, he meets two other people who are also immune.
The sun is starting to die, and with the death of the sun, the earth will die with it. They sent a space-ship called Icarus I as their first attempt to reignite the sun, but it disappeared with out a trace. Years later, they again sent another team of astronauts as their last chance of reviving the sun.
The Day After Tomorrow
Due to global warming, a paleoclimatologist named Jack discovered that as the polar ice caps starts to melt, a huge ice sheet has sheared off which is lowering ocean temperatures. After the discovery, he immediately informed the authorities, but because this can interfere with the system of mega companies, he was shot down, leaving the world in a new ice age.