According to a direct tv palmdale site I pulled, there are tons of movie channels out there. I was curious so I decided to go through the guide when I noticed a growing trend that some of you might have seen.
Does it seem like there have been an awful lot of movies coming out about the end of the world?
From the more mature endeavors like Oblivion and After Earth to the comedic like This is the End to the family-friendly Croods, Hollywood and movie-goers alike seem absolutely infatuated with our own demise.
Some people attribute this to a shift in the global consciousness spurred on by far too many lingering disasters like the War on Terror and the recession. Others attribute the change to the younger generation and their overall outlook on the world.
While many of these films are quite bleak, the experience from the setting is a memorable and visceral one. Still, one has to think and wonder that with so many films coming out about the end of all things, what are we really, as human beings, thinking when it comes to entertainment.
Do we really want bleak realities infiltrating our own forms of personal escape? Maybe that’s how things REALLY end in the long run.