These Final Hours


All big budget “End of the World” movies have the same theme in common.

  1. We see the aliens/meteor/asteroid/etc coming
  2. Politicians don’t believe scientists
  3. Scientists all over the world scramble to come up with a solution
  4. Big Action Hero steps up, sometimes the last person you’d expect to be the hero
  5. Big Action sequence
  6. Loved one of the Big Action Hero gets killed
  7. Big Action Hero must.. go.. ON!!
  8. The ending varies.
    1. Crisis is narrowly averted
      • Camera pulls back on ruins of famous city as a voice over explains how all life is precious, blah blah blah.
    2. Big Action Hero redeems his past mistakes, just before world ends.
      • Camera pulls back on ruins of famous city/earth showing the destruction
  9. The End.

This is not that kind of movie..

You’ve woken up, in Australia. You go about your morning routine. You click on the Radio.

Man on Radio:

  • This is VK6DF, Checking in for the first time today. Is there anybody out there? Over.
  • Here it is folks. It’s happened.
  • Approximate location of impact, the North Atlantic.
  • Approximate time of Impact, 7:30am, Perth Time (Australia Time Zone)… Which was 10 minutes ago.
  • …We have twelve hours.

Imagine waking up to find that you.. everyone you know.. only has 12 hours to live. What would you do in These Final Hours?

James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way, he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away. (Source: IMDB)

During this film, we run the gauntlet of emotion.. While some decide to go out with a bang, in an orgy of sex, drugs and debauchery, others end their own lives before the wall of fire takes them. Some find love, while others rape and pillage.

This story is intense, and not for children (especially the above mentioned orgy..).

Author: Jethal