May 22, 2011

It's not the end of the world

Ok, so presumably we are all still here for now and nothing happened. Did you really believe that anybody would vanish yesterday or zombies would rise from their graves? Disappointing, wasn't it?

Since I'm still in the mood, here's a list of my "Top Five Post-Apocalypse Movies".

1) Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall."

I actually prefer Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn of the Dead" over the original.

2) 28 Days Later (2002)

"Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary."

Although I can't stand Cillian Murphy, this was one of the best post-apocalyptic movies until "The Walking Dead" hit our TV screens last year.

3) Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp."

It may be based on a computer game but you can't fault all the action or Milla Jovovich in this one.

4) Night of the Comet (1984)

"A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive."

Partly a guilty pleasure but still one of the best sci-fi horror movies from the '80s.

5) The Book of Eli (2010)

"A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind."

No zombies anywhere but still a damn fine movie with a clever twist even though it's derivative of just about everything from "Mad Max 2" onwards.

What are your favourites?

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