Other forms of apocalyptic media
Along with books, we are inundated with other forms of apocalyptic media. Movies, television, video games...the list goes on. There is even a website
I thought I'd share some of these forms of media that I've either viewed or, in the case of games, played. Here we go...
Some great apocalyptic films:
Mad Max (yup, that's Mel Gibson)
28 Days later
Children of Men
Apocalyptic TV shows
The Walking Dead
A few apocalyptic video games:
a quick comment on Fallout. I've played this game...a lot. It can easily suck away hours of your life with its engrossing plot and captivating imagery. As video game quality continues to improve, the player experience will feel more and more real until, perhaps, we've gotten all this apocalyptic desire out of our system...although I doubt it.
On and on I could go but the bottom line is this; we are obsessed with the apocalypse and all that comes along with it. Apocalypse based movies, games and television have generated billions of dollars in revenue over the past several years. What does this mean? It means that the desire for the apocalypse on some subconscious level is much more prevalent than originally thought.
Because killing all the people who encroach on our land is no longer acceptable human behavior (thank goodness), we've turned to other outlets in order to scratch that deep seeded itch of desire for the days of old -when people depended on one another for their very lives. When survival skills meant life or death.
Is that the answer? Are we truly filling a void left by technology and the rapid growth of our society? Perhaps.
Still to come: An interview with a mental health professional, apocalypticism online, 2012; fiction or the end is nigh!
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