Some might say that natural disaster movies are depressing, but not me! I love them! I find them fascinating. Probably the biggest reason I love them, is to see how people react in the face of such terrible adversity. Who are the heroes? Who is paralyzed in fear and can’t save themselves. Of course, the best characters in these movies are the fighters, the survivors.
Now don’t get me wrong, when real natural disasters occur, the plight that regular people go through is horrible. I would never wish a flood or fire or earth quake on anyone. But in movies like 2012 there is always a humorous side to people’s reaction.
Like Woody Harrelson’s character, Charlie Frost, who can’t wait to watch the end of the world.
And then there is Rockhound, played by Steve Buscemi, in Armageddon who hires a high priced prostitute for the night before he goes off into space.
Whenever a new disaster movie comes out, I have to go see it. My husband knows he has no choice. And then the day it’s released on DVD, I buy it. I have a lovely little library of movies. Here are a few.