The Road (2009)
The Road is based of a book written in 2006 and it is by far my favorite apocalyptic film. There are no zombies or strange monsters. The only enemy is each other. The world has ended due to natural disaster and there is nothing left. Food and supplies are so low that there is practically nothing to eat and you cant farm is a world covered in ash and rubble. You follow and unnamed boy and father as they struggle to survive through this living hell. Don’t go into this movie expecting happiness. The Road is anything but that. In fact, it always gets worse, but that’s the beauty. It’s a realistic interpretation of the end of the world.
I Am Legend (2007)
There have been many adaptions of the award winning book ‘I Am Legend’ which was written in 1954 but, this one is by far the best. The plot follows the main character, Robert Neville research a virus in an abandoned LA. Keep in mind these are not zombies he’s trying to cure. In 1954 they were actually written as vampires, but changed to ghouls for the film. This movie has a strong sense of loneliness for the first half. You see Robert hunting and having to use all his resources and as he walks the streets you see how the foliage has taken over the city. It’s beautiful, but sad at the same time.
Think I’m joking? Nope. This movie takes one of the worst scenarios ever and puts into one awesome comedy. It's everyone’s dream of what an apocalypse would be like. It follows a group of survivors who join together looking for hope of a safe haven and helping each other survive. Each of the characters personalities are exact opposites of the other. It sheds such an awesome light on the subject, Killing zombies left and right with a side romance makes for a very fun zombie movie. It’s just an altogether entertaining film!