What would be the worst possible fictional scenario to find yourself in? Think about some of your favorite films. Sure, it would be super cool to be in some of those places. Crazy weapons, awesome superpowers, maybe a great sidekick. Now ask yourself again, would these places really be that fun if they existed in real life? Well, the answer to that, my friends, is a resounding no!
1. I Am Legend (2007)
This one is a shoutout to any scenario involving a #zombie apocalypse, which would undoubtedly be one of the worst situations to find yourself in. Especially if you were somehow the only one not affected by the virus and saving the world fell on your lonely shoulders. Who wants to spend their nights being hunted by flesh-eating mutants while having to battle for your own sanity on a daily basis? Not I, said the little red hen. It's a scenario that no one could outlast or outrun.
2. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
This is my favorite film of all time. To have the abilities Neo possesses would be fantastic, sure, but in all actuality the #Matrix really isn't that great of a place. What we all know about this fictional world is that the human race has been enslaved by sentient robots, with the dream world used as a cover to shield us from the truth of our existence — the truth being that the human race has been converted to nothing more than battery power for the machines. The "real world" has been destroyed by war and the only humans who haven't bee captured or born into unconscious captivity hide out deep underground.
3. Terminator Salvation (2009)
Similar to The Matrix franchise, #Terminator exists in a world where machines and humans are at war. The difference being, in Terminator Salvation, these machines have no desire to coexist, let alone enslave. Deciding that humans should all be terminated, artificial general intelligence system #Skynet triggers a nuclear holocaust on what becomes termed as Judgment Day. The few humans that survive wage (what we think is a) decades-long war against the machines in a world that has become nothing more than a fight for survival. The machines are ever evolving and constantly creating new ways to infiltrate and destroy mankind. They are never tired, never hungry, unforgiving. Doesn't sound like a walk in the park to me.
4. The Descent (2005)
This is by far one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. I can assure you, I will never go spelunking, and it's all because of this claustrophobic #horror. To find yourself happily exploring a cave with a group of friends, then end up in one of the scariest places deep in the Earth, fighting for your life, trying to survive the creatures that have evolved in the dark, is a scenario beyond imagination. Could you fight your way out of the dark? I would be toast in no time!
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5. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
This could possibly be the worst place to conceive of waking up in. #FreddyKrueger evolved into a somewhat fun, playful character in his later films, lulling the viewer into a false sense of security before meting out a violent end to some hapless victim. But to have to face a demon serial killer who haunts you in your literal nightmares would be the very worst. There would be no fighting chance and no escape. You belong to Freddy and would be his plaything until he tires of you and decides to end your life.
Which scenario would you not last long in?
[Main image: The Matrix Revolution — Village Roadshow Pictures]