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21 December 2012 @ 02:42 pm
Happy Apocalypse Day!  
So my favorite apocalyptic-type movie (of many that I love) has to be Independence Day. Though Deep Impact holds a really close second for me. Those are two of my top three most watched movies of all time - (the third is Jurassic Park, if you wanted to know).

How about you all…favorite apocalypse/post-apocalypse/near-apocalypse movie?

Also, the other day I was flipping the channel and I came across a movie called ‘Christmas Twister’. You guys, it combined my two favorite types of movies in one - bad natural disaster flicks and Christmas movies! Yes, I watched it. Yes, it was awesomely clichéd, right down to the family dog.

And now, in the spirit of the holiday, an apocalypse vid. I went looking for an apocalypse movie fanvid, but then I found this. All the things I love, I’m not even kidding! Even Jericho! Plus, excellent song choice - it’s very catchy and will get stuck in your head.

Watch now and enjoy the apocalypse!


Remember, we all meet up in Boulder, Colorado at the end times.
 
 
 
Shireboundshirebound on December 21st, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
I find myself watching Deep Impact every time it's on TV.
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 23rd, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I love Deep Impact so much. I will admit that I cry every time I watch that movie - something about it pretty much from the minute Leelee Sobeski's character is running after the bus that Elijah is on and screaming 'I love you' to him (crap, I just broke out in goosebumps thinking about it). There, it's embarrassing to admit but that movie gets me every damn time.
Annieaythia on December 21st, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Deep Impact I seriously love, much much better than Armageddon! And omg, Independence Day, I've watched that one so many times!

Apart from that I seriously looooove The Day After Tomorrow so much!

I have a major love for disaster movies so 2012, Knowing, Volcano, Dante's Peak and so on, I've watched them all! :D
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Deep Impact I seriously love, much much better than Armageddon!

Oh god, yes. And you know how I feel about Ben Affleck but Deep Impact was so much better than Armageddon. Deep Impact makes me cry every damn time! The teenage girl running down the street after the bus, screaming at Elijah Wood's character that she loves him - just so good. And such a great cast too - Robert Duvall, man!

And omg, Independence Day, I've watched that one so many times!

And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night, we will not give up without a fight. We're going to live on. We're going to survive. Today we celebrate our Indepedence Day!'

Yep, I did that from memory. Is that cool of me or just sad? ;)

I own the Day After Tomorrow and I love to watch all the disaster bits over and over! OMG, Volcano! That is in my top ten of most watched movies of all time, for sure. I love all disaster type movies. Have you seen Night of the Twisters? It's a little older one with a like 14 year old Devon Sawa. It's pretty cheesy but it hits all my buttons and I love it.

What is 'Knowing' - I've never heard of it.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 21st, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Independence Day, Armageddon, Deep Blue Sea (because uber-smart sharks are TOTALLY apocalyptic!).

That video was beyond awesome - all of their cute faces, so much Buffy and Angel love (and Firefly), and lots of other wonderful things (Skeet Ulrich, I see you). The person who made that video is filled with awesome fannish love (Jensen tears FTW).

dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Armageddon is good in that way that I love that shit, but Deep Impact is by far the superior meteor-disaster movie of all time! Damn thing makes me cry like a little baby. I love it.

Fucking love Deep Blue Sea! Who's more badass than Samuel L. Jackson? A shark, that's who. Hey, it's totally apocalyptic cuz if they hadn't killed the shark and it had gotten out and mated with regular sharks then our seas would be un-inhabitable by all fish and mammals alike, thus Apocalypse! ;)

That was vid was awesome, yes! I can't stop watching it - it's got all the things I love (I do really just love to pieces how Angel the series ended, with the end of the whole damn world and the hero shot from that episode was awesome.) Seriously, out of that whole vid there were only three shows in there that I don't watch(ed).
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 24th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
I guess I just liked the small band of heroes approach better than the widespread one of Deep Impact. Plus, both Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck? What's better than that? :P

I also liked how Deep Blue Sea turned some of the horror tropes on their heads. LL Cool J was awesome in it.

I think I might need to post the vid myself, just so I can have it handy whenever I want to watch it again!
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Well, you know how much I love Ben Affleck, so that helps me love Armageddon a little more. I will say the best part of it is the band of misfits - my favorite scenes are the ones where they are rounding everybody up and then doing the psych evals. It does have a fantastic cast. But nothing hits me like the grand view of Deep Impact.

LL Cool J was the best person in Deep Blue Sea! I have seen that movie so many damn times that it took almost two seasons of NCIS:LA for me to stop making jokes about his parrot.

I think I might need to post the vid myself, just so I can have it handy whenever I want to watch it again!

Do! That's my problem right now is every time I go to my LJ, I can see the vid right there and I have to watch it again. 8)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 24th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
See, to me, there were too many people to care about them all, presented as equally important, in Deep Impact. My empathy got spread too thin. But maybe that's just a matter of taste? I mean, I initially thought Firefly wouldn't work because the cast was too big, and we know how THAT worked out for my forever Browncoated heart, right?

Ha ha, did your sister ever want to smack you? Were there pirate and shark jokes to go with the parrot jokes? Did you decide what bird each cast member should have? (Heddy needs a cranky old peregrine or crusty owl in molt.)

I did, I did! LOL And probably every time I watch it I'll add another tag for another fandom I recognize... right now it just has my panfandom tag.
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
But Armageddon had a ginormous cast too, they were just all in the same boat (spaceship) together (well, except for Liv and Billy Bob). In Deep Impact, there were people's storylines I cared about more than others - namely, Tea Leoni's whole arc, Elijah Wood's whole arc, and Robert Duvall's whole arc.

BROWNCOATS TILL WE DIE!!!!

Thankfully, my sister does not watch NCIS:LA, so she missed out on all my bird jokes. Though to be honest, she probably would be more annoying about making those jokes than I was - sometimes she does it herself just while walking through the room while NCIS:LA is on. Hetty SOOOOOOO needs a cranky old peregrine!!

I did, I did! LOL And probably every time I watch it I'll add another tag for another fandom I recognize... right now it just has my panfandom tag.

LOL Yeah, that's why I went with a Multifandom Rec tag and then just the Jericho one, because I specifically mentioned Jericho in the post. Otherwise, it could take all day. lol
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 24th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, well. Maybe it was having them pretty much in one spot that made it work for me. On a unrelated but perhaps significant note, I hate Tea Leone. I think she's awful and stiff and emotionless (though not compared to Kristen Stewart), so a movie with her automatically loses points! Even if it does have Elijah Wood.

It always amuses me when the tags take more space than the entry itself.
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
I'm not really a Tea Leoni fan persay, but I don't hate her. Idk that I've seen her in anything though, other than Deep Impact and the meta episode of The X-Files where they were making a movie baed off Mulder and Scully's life and she played, well, herself...Tea Leone the actress to be playing Scully in the movie - wow, typing that all out makes it sound way crackier than it was - doubley so since Tea was married to David Duchvoney in RL. lol

Alright, I am off to bed now! If I don't talk to you tomorrow, have an awesome Christmas, babe! (and TAHtm too!) <3s!!!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 24th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
That X-Files episode was the start of loathing her for me! I couldn't believe Duchovny would marry such a boring person (though maybe he wanted boring after having been a porn star, who knows?).

Sleep sweet, and Happy Eve of Christmas Eve to you!
dodger_sister: the x-filesdodger_sister on December 25th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Settle down there! David Duchvoney didn't star in porn (if he had, I would own it!). He just hosted/narrated the Red Shoe Diary (which was porn, yes).

Happy Christmas Eve!! (I am about to post a Christmas poem by Dean Winchester and then head off to bed early for the big day tomorrow.)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 25th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
I thought he was a for-real porn star! Well, Kalifornication was close, right? :P

I loved your Xmas poem!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow, and Merry merry Christmas!
dodger_sister: the x-filesdodger_sister on December 28th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Every time I reply to a comment on this post - I have to rewatch that damn vid! ;)

I thought he was a for-real porn star! Well, Kalifornication was close, right? :P

Oh yeah, from what I've seen Kalifornication is basically soft-core porn.

I loved your Xmas poem!

heehee Thank you!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow, and Merry merry Christmas!

Christmas was very good and then we had The Nephew for a few days and that was most excellent! The rest of my family all got nasty-ily sick with a stomach virus the day after Christmas though - I am currently still standing, we shall see if I make it through untouched.

Hope your Christmas was excellent!

PS: I had to go look up if Red Shoe Diary was available on streaming Netflix, because I've never actually watched it and after this conversation I got curious as to how porny it actually is. I found that Duchovny was in one of them! He starred in the original movie that the series was based off of. It looks like he is the husband and the wife cheats on him and after she dies, he finds her diary and reads all about her affair (with steamy sex scenes of the diary entries). Now I think I have to watch it, just to see if he actually takes his pants off. Plus, super young Duchovny will make me gleeful inside.

Edited at 2012-12-28 09:27 pm (UTC)
rockstarpeach: happy endingrockstarpeach on December 22nd, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that I really like Independence Day - now. When I first saw it, I was too busy thinking that if they were going to so blatantly rip off War of the Worlds, at least they could have done a better job of it. Once I got over that, it was actually a pretty good movie :)

And yeah, Deep Impact was awesome! Man, I haven't seen that movie in a LONG time. I should watch it again!

But my favourite apocalypse-related movie is, hands down, Planet of the Apes. Honourable mentions go to The Omega Man, Soylent Green, The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Time Machine (no remakes!).

Also, Stonehenge Apocalypse :)
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 24th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
I have to admit that I really like Independence Day - now. When I first saw it, I was too busy thinking that if they were going to so blatantly rip off War of the Worlds, at least they could have done a better job of it.

To be fair, every alien movie/book is somehow a rip-off of War of the Worlds, since it was a first of its kind. There were enough differences in Indepedence Day to make it its own thing, but if you were going into it as a WotW fan, I could see being put-off. Have you read the book, WotW? I have not but I've heard the radio broadcast and seen both movies (the first movie is remarkably good for its time and I def like it the best of all).

Everything about Independence Day is awesome-packed - I can see why you came around. ;) (it may be sad for me to admit but I can quote huge chunks of that movie by heart.)

Deep Impact is the best of the Meteor genre. Such a great cast, right? Oh yes, you need a rewatch - just talking about it makes me want to rewatch.

Planet of the Apes, the original, right? I love that one! Man, I haven't seen that in forever, but I just remember how stunned I was when I first saw it. It holds up well too. The Day The Earth Stood Still is excellent! I am also a big fan of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Stonehenge Apocalypse, hands down, wins them all. ;)
rockstarpeachrockstarpeach on December 28th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh, but Independence Day ripped of War of the Worlds WAY worse than any other alien movie/book ever. I remember when the WotW remake came out, I was thinking 'Why would they bother? They already did a remake - it was called Independence Day!'.

I actually prefer the movie to the book. I find that's often the case with HG Wells. Fantastic stories, but the writing is a little cumbersome. Also, something about the first person (which he tends to use a lot) puts me off.

I used to have Deep Impact on VHS (yes, I'm that old) so I guess I'll have to wait until it comes on tv. Which sucks, because now I really want to watch it!

Yeah, I love the original PotA, but I'm ashamed to admit, I have the entire original movie set and tv mini-series on DVD. Once you watch Beneath the Planet of the Apes, you really have to wonder HOW ON EARTH they managed to scrape up enough funding to make three more movies and ten episodes.

I also have Tim Burton's PotA, but every time I watch it, I do nothing but trash talk. What the hell was that shit?! The latest one, (Rise of the Planet of the Apes?) I actually really enjoyed, though.

Heh, now you've got me wanting to have an apocalypse movie fest. Maybe I'll do that for New Years :)
dodger_sister: independence daydodger_sister on December 28th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I know I'm biased in favor of Independence Day because it was the first time I really took notice of Adam Baldwin. (until he became Jayne Cobb, I just called him 'Independence Day' as if that were his name).

Also, something about the first person (which he tends to use a lot) puts me off.

First person completely puts me off. I can't think of a book that it ever really worked for besides The Hunger Games and in that case, I feel like it only worked for me because I related so much to Katniss.

I had my sister watch War of the Worlds, the original movie, for the first time a year or so ago and she really liked it and the subtle way in which they did everything - in this day and age of wild explosions and effects, sometimes less is more.

Do you have Netflix? Deep Impact streams on there.

You have the miniseries of Planet of the Apes? Dude, that's hardcore! I won't mock though - I recently rewatched the original Battlestar Galactica series, in all its glorsious cheesiness.

I also have Tim Burton's PotA, but every time I watch it, I do nothing but trash talk. What the hell was that shit?! The latest one, (Rise of the Planet of the Apes?) I actually really enjoyed, though.

Oh god, The remake of PotA, I can't take it seriously. Good to know that Rise of PotA was good though - I have wondered if it was worth watching. Though, I got freaked out just by the trailers, so it may give me nightmares - just that the one ape looked so human and intelliigent and idk, freaky.

Heh, now you've got me wanting to have an apocalypse movie fest. Maybe I'll do that for New Years :)

Ooooh, that's a good idea! I may do that too!