Thursday, March 3, 2016
Thursday Movie Picks-Storms/Adverse Weather Movies
A new month which means the loving has stopped:) If you want to ever participate, head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to join or to check out what the others have chosen. This week it is Storms/Adverse Weather and I kept it all new! In other words I didn't choose any old movies because it has been a long time since I saw some or I hadn't seen them at all (Sorry Dorothy Lamour)
1. DAY AFTER TOMORROW-2004
This is a guilty pleasure of mine. I admit it. It is a fun flick even though it is about global warming and the collapse of half the planet but I still watch it when it comes on TV which it seems to come on just about every day. In case no one has seen this, the hero (Dennis Quaid) with his 2 other team members find out the earth is changing dramatically but, of course, the big wigs don't listen. His son, played by Jake Gyllenhal, goes with other school mates to New York to participate in some school quiz thing (who cares, they end up in New York). Of course, right at that time, all weather hell breaks loose, a huge tidal wave comes through but the kid and his team make it safely to the library. While there, the temps drop and a deep freeze happens. Let's just say if that wall ever does get put up between Mexico and the U.S., we will be doomed. Will the kid and his group survive? Will his Dad save him in time? You just have to watch the movie.
2. KRAKATOA-THE LAST DAYS-2006
OK This is a Docudrama from the Discovery Channel but, I don't care, because it is excellent and quite riveting. I know I might be breaking the rules but rules are sometimes meant to be broken:) I found this one Sunday morning and was spellbound by the film. It is a documentary based on the writings of of a wife whose husband was stationed at a nearby island. They must face the explosion, the ash and then the tsunami. There are also the writings of a Rogier Verbeek who is considered the father of Vulcanology who is watching the volcano closely and is friends with the family that live in a lighthouse and also the writings of a person on board a ship that had to go head on into the tsunami that followed. If you wish to learn more about the 2nd biggest explosion that was ever recorded and how some people managed to survive, you must see this.
3. THE IMPOSSIBLE-2012
My third entry and, to me, one of the best films about disaster. I was with my friend, sitting on the couch all day watching the TV about this horrendous event. I will never forget the images of these people who survived this knowing I probably would not. This film tackles, not only the actual event, but afterwards when the family is trying to find each other. It is based on a true story but I believe the family were actually Spanish (not 100% sure). The acting is superb as well as the effects. Even though people had a hard time getting medical treatment, food, water and finding out about loved ones, I am still surprised how well the groups in charge, managed.
What films can you think of?