Earth Day

It’s Earth Day on Thursday! So after a long day of celebrating the Earth by recycling, walking or riding your bike, hugging trees, going green, starting a compost pile, planting stuff and maybe even wallowing in some mud, it’s time to relax and unwind while watching a movie. Our list title may seem morbid but we’re just trying to make sure everyone is grateful for the Earth the way she is…so without further ado here it is (in no particular order):

The End of the World as We Know it Movie List!

Independence Day-‘Welcome to Earth’ says Will Smith as he punches some alien’s lights out. Not the greatest movie ever made but its Will Smith so you can’t really go too wrong.

Planet of the Apes- I was never familiar with the original story, only what I saw in that brief clip at the end of Space Balls, so I really liked this movie. Although I’m not entirely sure that if apes ruled the world they would really live exactly like we do-minus guns and normal houses.

Terminator- There are four of them: The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or Terminator Salvation. C’mon though, wouldn’t we all much rather watch Christian Bale than Arnold?

Armageddon- Not my favorite, but I had to add it because it sure does take me back to a simpler time when I thought that Aerosmith song was great and that Ben Affleck could act. I’m older and wiser now.

I Am Legend-I really shouldn’t have to explain why this is on the list. One of the coolest, most intense, emotional (the dog scene made me cry, and I rarely cry in movies) and nerve racking movies ever. Love it!

Signs- M. Night Shymalan is a genius and Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix are great in this. Plus it has a wonderful moral wrapped up all around it…there are no accidents. Anyone else looking forward with great anticipation to The Last of the Airbenders? I know I am.

War of the Worlds-Tom Cruise may be crazy, but he’s still wonderful on screen. Plus, the man can really run.

Invasion-Nicole Kidman is great and with a Clearplay filter in place, this movie isn’t too creepy to watch. Creepy still, but not too creepy.

The Matrix- Probably the first movie I ever saw that made my jaw drop and then started me giggling because it was so cool. Yes, you heard correctly, giggling.

Long live the Earth! As we know it of course.