Well, as of 9am est I still have power here in south eastern PA so that means I potentially have enough time to watch a few disaster-related flicks to get me in the mood to curl up into the fetal position in my basement come evening time.
Ahhh...there's nothing like embracing your eventual demise through the comforting story lines of Hollywood's best disaster movies is there?
Now, tomorrow I may in less of a good mood if Sandy does decide to go all Wreck-It Ralph style on my abode and I have to fight off looters who are thirsting for both my micro-brew selection and my incredible collection of 80s soft-core porn thrillers, but today I'm still in a relatively good mood AND ALIVE, so here's my top five choice of disaster movies to watch during a disaster.
Hope to see you all soon...you know, after the power comes back on and the inevitable deterioration into cannibalism dies down.
It's cheesy and it does have the unfortunate problem of having way too many Van Halen (circa Sammy Hagar) songs in it but dammit, it's fun and I learned that my leather strap collection can be used as a safety device if I happen to be stuck inside a tornado...instead of what I usually use it for.
If the Mayan calendar is correct and the world actually starts to break apart , I'm gonna need to get me a limo, a helicopter and access to some kind of Noah's Ark. Oh, and perhaps some serious hug time with John Cusack.
3. The Day After Tomorrow
Oh Roland Emmerich, your penchant for the near extinction of mankind (Independence Day, 2012, Frakking Godzilla) is endearing and the fact that I am including two of your flicks on this list means you are a God of Bad Things Happening to Beautiful People.
But this movie about Climate Change gone serial killer is my favorite of yours. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
2. Dante's Peak/Volcano
I have never been able to watch one of these movies without immediately following it with the other so I refuse to separate them in this list. Both are weirdly hypnotic and only one of them is even remotely plausible, but with superb casts and a willingness to kill people with lava, how can you not love them?
1. Perfect Storm
Seriously, did you think that with the Frankenstorm looming over my house, and most of the eastern region, this wasn't going to be #1? Please.