Sign Of The Times

7/30/2017


"Just stop your crying.." Harry Styles would say.. The end is near, but if you are in New York you don't need to worry so much about it.. Although the city is always the first to be attacked by aliens, zombies or natural catastrophes, it's the only place on Earth that survives and prevails.
Well, at least its monumental architecture and engineering constructions, as is the case of the Statue of Liberty..


The End scene from 'Planet of the Apes' (1968) 

I'm talking about science fiction films, of course!! And in this cold and lost Sunday night I want to share with you the 5 times New York City survived The End of the World - in my favorite movies :)

#5 - 'Independence Day' (1996) by Roland Emmerich


When aliens take Manhattan




#4 - 'Deep Impact' (1998) by Mimi Leder


Guess where the comet that can destroy our planet will fall?





#3 - 'Oblivion' by Joseph Kosinski, based on Konsinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name


It's not the first time we watch Tom Cruise fight with aliens in New York (remember 'War of the Worlds'?), but at this time he's in a Post apocalyptic period and he's alone.. well, at least he thinks he is.



I loved that they stopped using the Liberty Statue cliche to show what was left of other constructions too, like the Empire State Building




#2 - 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004) by Roland Emmerich (did you notice? The same director from 'Independence Day'.. I guess he knows what he's doing)


Fronzen NYC - with survivors!!




#1 - My favorite of all: 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence" (2001), by Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick


This film changed my life and my perceptions about life, reality and cinema. Because of it, I started to love science fiction stories, speacially the post apocalyptic ones. It made me believe in the beauty of the future - the scenes of an under water Manhattan are a beautiful work of art.




Bonus: to me, it all started with the Apes..


Charlton Heston is a lost astronaut trying to find his way home when he realizes there's no more home to go back to



this scene is a classic that everbody try to recreate



Bonus + 'The day the Earth stood still' (2008) by Scott Derrickson


the alien ship lands in the middle of the Central Park and the destruction begins..



".. Stop your crying, baby, it'll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here.." 🎶🎶


Or not! Keep calm and make some popcorn..
Wish you a great end of the night (not the world) haha..
And good luck 'cause tomorrow is Monday!!

A great week to all!
xx





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