Thursday, March 19, 2009


Most end-of-the-world film fans are waiting with baited breath Roland Emmerich's latest opus 2012 - an apocalyptic movie based on the belief that the world will end on the 21st of December 2012 - the date of the last day of the Mayan Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar.
I've always been fascinated by the filmmakers' vision of post-world war three or end-of-the-world movies, amongst which comes movies like Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, I am Legend, The Day After Tomorrow and The Last Man On Earth.
No filmmaker in Malaysia has envisioned a bleak future through their lenses.
I would wonder how Kuala Lumpur would look like in movies such as these.
Yesterday I went location hunting and saw these ruins. I think, Kuala Lumpur would look like this if and when the apocalypse comes.
The scene is frightening, sad and yet, very very intriguing. What say you? Should it be about time for a Malaysian filmmaker to make a movie about the End of Days?

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