Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Limlingan: A different disaster movie

THERE are a number of post-apocalyptic movies that were made and shown to the public in recent years. There are the zombies, mass-killing epidemics, viruses and inter-continental ballistic missiles and of course climate change.

These movies are based perhaps on real life or what movie makers perceive as the next things that will happen in a few years or so to humanity. It may or may not happen but they are possibilities that world authorities are considering to save us humans on this planet.

There are times movie makers base their masterpieces on actual events. Vice-versa, there are events that happen based on movies. Art imitates life and life imitates art, remember?

Recently, I had this medical condition that I had to do some thorough resting that left me stuck watching movies. One came to my attention: the 2017 film “Geostorm.”

Watching its beginning seemed to me at first as another global disaster movie just like the rest. However, I was stunned by the idea that everything in that movie may definitely happen to earth, sooner or later we do not know. This maybe depends on how we destroy ourselves through the destruction of our planet.

We are not blaming anyone or anything but, we may find it imperative for us humans to do our share and start saving our planet before its too late. We may share our efforts no matter how big or small but we can always have even the smallest deed of cleaning our residence’ surroundings and planting trees where we can.

Going back to the movie, it highlights climate change as a very possible reason of getting mankind out of this planet. In a segment, it showed a portion if a desert in Afghanistan that despite being hot and arid was instantly made to freeze by an abnormal weather condition.

I will not make any further story of that movie in order not to make prospective viewers be pre-empted but I can say that its worth watching. The film is an eye-opener for humans particularly on how to pre-empt any global disaster.

We often hear climate change as an imminent threat to humanity. We may have to ask however on how far we have gone to address such. There are a number of convergences of weather experts and audiences but they seemed to be more or just defining to people what is really happening to such phenomenon.

Knowing the definition of climate change, we may perhaps shift our focus on doing some things to help save the earth. We need not be authorities to do our share. Our own little ways can make a difference if only we wanted to.

“Geostorm” is more than a film to entertain or inform us. It is a wake-up call for us to “seriously” talk and do some actions on climate change whoever and wherever we may be.


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