With the summer movie season officially kicked off, I thought I could share a few movies that I know of with themes of climate change and its effects.
Godzilla vs the Smog Monster (Godzilla vs. Hedorah) (1971)
Watching Godzilla fight a monster created due to human carelessness and pollution? Do you need any more reason than that?
Mad Max (1971), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Once again, humanity in its unfaltering stupidity has ruined the environment with war and pollution creating a world that’s a deserted wasteland. As everyone struggles to survive with oil being the main commodity, Max wanders the landscape fighting for himself and others.
Also, Mad Max: Fury Road comes out in the next few days… Just saying.
Judge Dredd (1995) and Dredd (2012)
Like in the Mad Max films, the word in these films is a desert wasteland that humanity created with only a few Mega-Cities keeping everyone in. This creates more crime than can be handled, but humanity is left to deal with the consequences.
These are just a few off the top of my head. I’ll post more if I can think of any.