Monday, January 12, 2015

Chernobyl Diaries: The film that inspired this blog

"The Art of Destruction" is the type of title that English teachers tell you to use when writing anything. A type of title that will grab your readers attention and make them want to read more. I personally think it's all about the pictures. When looking for actors for a horror movie, I've noticed that they always try to pick the best looking people for a movie because, let's face it, we are attracted to the attractive. So when I watch horror movies, I look at the front cover and if i like the cover then I will rent it. I know this isn't the most efficient way to find a good movie because the worse the movie is, the more likely that they will spend a greater amount of money into enhancing the cover. Tricking you... kind of like what the English teachers teach you to do, because most of the time the actual writing is never as good as the title. 

Whenever I see a horror movie and it says "based on a true story" it immediately intrigues me. When horror movies say that, it means they took what really happened and create a hook, like a love story or a brutal death or both as horror movies like to do. Who doesn't love a horror movie that shows us what we are most afraid of: losing someone you love the most. Chernobyl Diaries is one of those movies with a tragic love story. It starts with an adventurous young couple Chris (Paul McCartney) and Natalie (Olivia Taylor Dudley) and their mutual friend Amanda (Devin Kelley) who are traveling across Europe to a final destination in Moscow where the Chris plans on proposing to his girlfriend Natalie. Before heading to Moscow they stop in the Ukraine to visit Chris's brother, Paul (Jonathan Sadowski) where they all decide to go on an "extreme tour" to an abandoned nuclear disaster city, called Chernobyl. Now the truth about this movie is the nuclear disaster that forced many people out of there homes overnight.  I don't like this movie for the story, but for the impact that the reactor had on the town, having to evacuate their homes overnight and bringing nothing but the clothing on their back was crazy to think about. This is the film that inspired my blog about disasters around the world. 

1 comment:

  1. Great post!!! What are some of the questions you plan on exploring? With this topic what do you want to use out of it and apply into your life? I like the background that you used on your blog.Again great job. :) I also like how you described the movie you put in your post.