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5 Post-Apocalypse Movies That Make Guys Cry

Firefilm | 19 Nov 2014 09:00
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2. The Road
This film, from beginning to end, is one big sad-fest. Hard as it is to believe, the movie is actually less bleak than the book, but both are trudges. An unexplained cataclysm destroys the Earth (heavily suggested to be a meteor strike and ensuing dust-cloud winter), a father and son travel towards the coast assuming life there will be better. This post-apocalypse is even worse than Twelve Monkeys because animals and plant life are dead as well.

This movie is so bleak, I'm going to have to whip out a highlight list of reasons why we cry at this movie:

  • Not wanting to live through the horror of the apocalypse, the mom commits suicide
  • The dad carries two bullets SPECIFICALLY to commit suicide if things get bad
  • They find a basement full of emaciated people, being slowly eaten by cannibals. Save NO ONE.
  • The boy finds a butterfly in a tin can, the ONLY sign that the future of life on Earth has any chance of rebounding.

3. I Am Legend
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Dog death.

Man loses his daughter during the apocalypse, and treats his dog like the child he lost. Then he has to choke his dog/child to death due to failing to develop a cure for rabid-crap-CGI-creature syndrome in time. Plus, the crippling depression of the bad CGI ruining what was a masterful performance by Will Smith is just heartbreaking. Did you watch the look in his eyes? Can you believe that's the same actor as the guy in After Earth?

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