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Review: The Apocalypse

I am very much looking forward to the Apocalypse, although I hope it doesn’t happen because of the Bomb, because that would be very 80s.

Sometimes, for example if there’s a loud crashing noise, I think to myself, “Aha! The Apocalypse! Now I won’t have to go to work in the morning.”


We have the film industry to thank for alerting us to the many different kinds of Apocalypse available to us. Apocalypse by earthquake, apocalypse by giant reptile, apocalypse by mystery virus. From the first Lumiere Brothers screening, when audiences reportedly ran screaming from footage of a moving train, people have looked to the cinema to reveal ways in which they might be horribly killed en masse.

The real trouble will apparently start after the Apocalypse, when, without the distractions of advanced capitalism, people are left to scrabble around in the ruins of civilization killing and eating each other for fun. This mars what would otherwise be a beautifully crafted mixture of fear and desire.

The Apocalypse: Good clean fun, up to a point. 6 out of 10.

2 Comments:

At 12:19 pm, Blogger chunky munky said...

Bombs, natural disasters and viruses: old and busted.

Giant mutant squirrels: the new apocalypse hotness.

(Imagine. “Oh no! The apocalypse! But the squirrels are so cute!”)

 
At 10:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apocalypse? I would be happy if work were simply on fire, but it never is.
Rob

 

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