The good thing about films is that we not only have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of different genres, but also compare them and understand their purpose in the world. The Horror genre has used the basic principles throughout time, and as a result, films of this
The apocalypse is a common subject addressed in films and such Doomsday scenarios have become increasingly popular since the beginning of the Cold War. These films provide a different cause for the downfall of human kind and approach the subject with various degrees of despair and hope. Despite the obvious differences in approach that different directors take, these films all serve to highlight not only the negative qualities of human kind that led to and are represented by the agent of destruction but also to highlight the strength of the survivors who keep the will to fight for their lives despite the bleak circumstances. For the most part, The Mist, adapted from a Stephen King novella, sticks closely to the archetype. The Mist, a
We received no food. We lived on snow; it took the place of bread. The days resembled nights, and the nights left in our souls the dregs of their darkness. The train rolled slowly, often halted for a few hours, and continued. It never stopped snowing. We remained lying on the floor for days and nights, one on top of the other, never uttering a word. We were nothing but frozen bodies. Our eyes closed, we merely waited for the next stop, to unload our dead. (100)
Michael Vlahos presents the importance of understanding and emotionally preparing ourselves for a future apocalypse. By appealing to the credibility of Max Brook, the author of World War Z, Vlahos is appealing to own ethos, and credibility along with the emotional aspect of the article by utilizing quotes and portions of apocalyptic literatures such as World War Z. The readers become apprehensive when the thought of human extinction enters their minds while reading this article, however, the author fails to appeal to the logical aspect of the article due to the lack of concrete evidence.
Towards the end of the era we see excessive blood and gore, victims, violence and sadism and finally torture, Saw (2004) and Hostel (2002).
We often think of science fiction as a science but in fact, it has more to do with destruction than anything else according to Susan Sontag in “the-imagination-of-disaster”. I think that scary movies give off a wrong interpretation by the way it is presented, many people see it as scary monsters that are only there to scare you but I think that a lot of people watch these movies bring out the little demon that is trapped inside them. I think that scary movies are misinterpreted at times because it gives the viewer that is enjoying the movie the impression that its only motive is to scare you, but there are many ways that these scary movies bring out the little demon that you usually are unable to let out.
A viewer of this film can put themselves in this movie (which 2022 is only four years in the future) and get the sense of hopelessness and fight to survive. Rust writes.
Notable writer, José Saramango, once said that, “a human being is a being who is constantly ‘under construction,’ but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of destruction.” Through this dualism, it can be seen that the individual, through external challenges and experiences, is in an ever evolving state of mental alteration. While these changes can create growth, or a construction of the mind, through the introduction of both internal and external conflicts, the individual can tend not towards development, but instead, destruction. In both Tim O’Brien’s novel, The Things They Carried and Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Apocalypse Now (1979), the creators explore this concept through the evaluation of how the structured mind collapses
Why do we fear the unknown? In the process of answering this question, science-fiction genre films successfully capture the history of American society at distinct points in time. The genre is so closely linked to social and historical contexts that its development relies solely on this connection. Sci-fi myths and conventions have remained static for decades, and the only measurable change in the genre lies in the films’ themes (Gehring 229-230). For example, Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) argues that fear of the unknown is a flaw in human nature and criticizes the social paranoia of post-war, 1940s America. Conversely, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) views the human existence through more
The post-apocalyptic subject in the film industry is an area that often thrives at the box office. People thoroughly enjoy watching movies that exhibit Earth’s tarnished environment and humans’ last means of survival. At one point of time or another, the scenes in these once fictional movies may come true
To begin, Children of Men has a society that is placed in an apocalyptic world, which sets the dystopic setting of the entire film. When considering an apocalypse, viewers must know that it is an event involving
Most of the science fiction works contain a crucial message that the writer wishes to convey to the viewers. There are two categories of film message, one is positive and the other is negative. A positive message is one that is expected to have favourable outcome to the audience, and continuously aiming to promote better societal changes. In contrast, a negative message is one that could deliver threats or unpleasant information to the audience, which could have significant impact on the normal order of the society. This essay will argue that if the message contains positive elements, then it is not a bad sign to embed science fiction works with a message. First, this essay will suggest that the well-integrated message within a particular
A Pessimistic Take on Society: An Analysis of Mad Max: Fury Road Action-packed and highly-rated, Mad Max: Fury Road is a critically-acclaimed film about a journey of survival through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. There is no doubt that post-apocalyptic films are becoming increasingly popular among audiences as seen with movies such as
As a culture we are obsessed with the concept of the end of the modern world as we know it. We contemplate what would happen if everything we love and care about were to suddenly disappear and never come back. The everyday commodities we enjoy gone in
“Interstellar” (Obst,Thomas & Nolan, 2014) a great science fiction story with so various elements. It takes us traveling through wormholes, into planets in other galaxies, and black holes. The characters keep colliding into the effects of relativity, which is thoroughly explained in numerous scenarios. It’s also a story about love and family, but there is a villain, whose actions result in shocking consequences for the other characters. There is a great deal of emotion expressed by the character, which make a great impacted on how the movie is viewed. The movie will take place sometime in the future where the earth is slowly becoming uninhabitable for the reason that of a global crop plague and a second dust bowl occurring. The science fiction movie “Interstellar” (Obst,Thomas & Nolan, 2014) does an excellent job portraying advancements in technology, astrophysics and real-life issues that could eventually happen, such as, food scarcity and catastrophic natural disasters.