Every year, movies follow a trend. You might not realize it when it’s happening but there is a certain “flavor of the month” quality to the way in which movies trend each year.
There are plenty of sites online that demonstrate this and you can even pull up last year’s greats on Direct TV and see for yourself. Last year, the trend was anguish and hope. This year, the end of the world seems to be on a lot of people’s minds.
After Earth – 06/07/2013
Starring father and son duo Will and Jaden Smith, After Earth centers around a crash landing on Earth 1,000 years after a terrible calamity drove all the humans off world. With Cypher (Will) injured in the crash, Kitai (Jaden) must make a perilous journey through an Earth that has moved on past humanity.
Oblivion – 04/12/2013
Starring Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, the film follows the last drone repairman stationed on Earth. His job is to extract valuable resources for the inevitable return of humanity to the war-torn planet. What he doesn’t realize is that while humanity might be mostly absent from the world – treachery isn’t.
The Croods – 03/22/2013
A kid’s movie coming out by Dreamworks, The Croods is about a family of cave people attempting to weather and survive a perilous journey described as “the end of the world.”