END OF THE WORLD MOVIES: 5 End of the World Apocalyptic movies
FIVE END-of-the-WORLD DISASTER MOVIES!
THE PERFECT DISASTER MOVIE TITLE? HOW ABOUT
END OF THE WORLD ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AT DOOMSDAY VS ARMAGEDDON’S END TIMES ROBOT BLOODBATH!
Doomsday! End of the World! Armageddon!
Have you ever wondered if the movies we’re watching have a hidden message to them?
Zombie Apocalypse! Runaway Government Police State! Last Days!
Sometimes this hidden message is hidden in plain sight.
All action movies have a general theme that’s easy to spot: Good vs Evil.
But many movies have an underlying narrative as well; one which flies just below the public movie-goer’s radar, even in children’s movies!
However, Christians are commanded to discern what is in movies.
One of Hollywood’s most popular themes has been “end of the world” flicks. Doesn’t matter how the movie sets up the story, movies about doomsday are popular–and Hollywood has been creative at creating scenarios for the end of the world.
Natural disasters, epidemics, hostile takeovers, and of course: zombies.
With that in mind, here’s five end of the world movies, their underlying messages as well as a few personal thoughts from this writer.
1. World War Z. According to IMBD, there have been 64 zombie movies released in 2013 alone. The zombie craze has certainly captured the interest and imagination of this generation. It appears a movie is no longer interesting unless it has a zombie attack of some sort in it.
In World War Z, Brad Pitt stars as an ex-United Nations employee searching for a cure for a worldwide zombie pandemic.
Opinion: Any movie that has an end of the world theme desensitizes the viewer to end times Bible prophecies. Hollywood has done an excellent job of distorting the end of the world and how it is going to happen–and this is not just World War Z, but every Hollywood end of the world-themed movie.
This movie definitely followed in those footsteps and has created a false idea of what will happen and how it will end.
Another Zombie production that has captured the hearts of television lovers everywhere is, The Walking Dead.
That’s right, more zombies: 16 episodes worth every season.
Chaos will surely be part of the end times, but if readers want the straight story of what will really happen, begin reading Revelation 6.
Seven seals opening, World War 3, death riding a pale horse, earthquakes, pestilence, almost 2 billion people dying: if Hollywood really wanted an apocalypse script, here’s the real deal.
2. Hunger Games. In Hunger Games, two young adults or children from each of 12 districts, volunteer to represent their district in a fight to the death against the other districts’ reps.
Children killing children.
That doesn’t seem like it should be something worth watching, but the movie manages to make it all appealing.
Any other movies about children killing children?
Lord of the Flies.
First published in 1954, “It was labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic,” according to goodreads.com.
Upon reading some of the reviews for a book that pits children against children, phrases like, “one of the most disturbing books I’ve ever read”, “I hate this book”, “This book is horrifying”, and “There’s a reason why they didn’t teach this book in middle school.”
Doesn’t sound very endearing, does it?
Most of these reviews were written between 2007 and 2008. Fast-forward 5 to 6 years. Here’s a few reviews for the Hunger Games.
“Am I still alive? Yes! I can stay alive for the next movie.”
“It does set a better example for young impressionable pre-teens than gushing stories about sparkly co-dependency.”
“I LOVE THIS BOOK! I’ve said to a few people that if I wasn’t married, I’d have to marry this book.”
So what exactly changed in those 5 to 6 years? Did the idea of violent child murders just become the norm?
Opinion: Through the magic of Hollywood–and video games–Americans have become desensitized to death and murder. Parents murdering children, children murdering parents: it has become commonplace. A typical day’s news at the Daily Mail (UK) confirms it.
“and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.”
Oh what a scary place to be in.
END OF THE WORLD MOVIES: What does Hollywood say about Doomsday? Does it agree with Bible prophecy?
3. 2012. 2012 was a landmark movie simply because everyone claimed the world would end in 2012 based on the Mayan calendar. Of course, when people believe the world is going to end, many prepare. Some prepare spiritually. Rising church attendance was reported as many turned to church for the answers.
Some prepare physically. Many “preppers” reportedly made shelters filled with non-perishable food items and supplies to last them through whatever they thought was going to happen.
2012 pandered to those viewers who were adamant that the world was going to end in 2012–and newspapers reported there were millions who believed this. Who was more accurate: the Bible or the Mayans?
“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
4. I, Robot. Set in the year 2035 A.D, I,Robot depicts a world in which robots are common assistants and helpmates to humans. Programmed to not harm humans, robots had two other rules: to keep humans from harm and do anything that humans ask–as long as it does not interfere with the first two rules.
When a “suicide” takes place, an officer (Will Smith) who already despises robots, suspects one of them to be the murderer. Amid the chaos, eventually a hostile takeover ensues.
In 2011 President Obama launched the National Robotics Initiative. Four agencies have joined in this effort to provide research funding for next generation robotics. This includes developing robots that work with and alongside people.
Sound familiar folks?
If the Lord tarries and we reach the year 2035, I’m curious just exactly what shape this initiative will take.
5. I Am Legend. Another Will Smith end of the world classic. In this film, a plague has killed most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters. Years later, Smith, who plays Robert Neville, is the only survivor and is struggling to find a cure.
Opinion: I think we can all agree that one of the saddest scenes in this movie is when his dog dies.
What else is truly sad?
People are so focused on Hollywood’s fictional version of the end of the world, they are desensitized to the Biblical reality of what is to come.
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Hollywood’s product is fantasy.
And what is fantasy but lies and deceits cleverly packaged as the “magic of Hollywood“?
“And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.”
The world will not end according to a Hollywood script, but according to what is written in the Word of God. Hollywood and the media are the devil’s puppets, used to entice and deceive people.
And it has worked.
But God is a God that does not fail and He keeps all his promises.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
—2 Peter 3:3-8
by Liz Kaye
–with Mondo Frazier
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