Life After People (2008)

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For anyone who ever wondered what would happen to our planet should mankind simply vanish, the filmmakers at The History Channel offer a fictional examination of a world where all human activity has ceased, and Mother Nature returns to reclaim what is rightfully hers. A telling visit to the abandoned villages surrounding Chernobyl offers a haunting look at formerly-populated areas completely overrun by flora and fauna just twenty-two years after a nuclear disaster sent citizens fleeing in fear, while a trip to a the islands just off the coast of Maine guides viewers through a series of ghosts towns that have been virtually swallowed up by the encroaching nature. While the pyramids of Egypt could stand forever, would the structures of the modern era have the same, seemingly infinite, structural integrity? Scientists, scholars, and experts in biology, ecology, botany, engineering, archeology, and climatology offer informed opinions on how long the traces of mankind would remain, and vivid computer graphics allow us to witness the unthinkable with our own eyes.
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NR
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Documentary , Television
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History Channel

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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If you are watching this and having flash backs to Saturday morning cartoons in the 80's, it's probably because it's a rip-off on Thundarr the Barbarian. It would have been cool to CGI in a moon split in half to pay homage. Although there is a focus on the decay of building and structures, I was surprised that it discusses what happens to pets, the ocean, media/radio waves and written history. Sure there is a lot more that could have included, but it would end up being too long. I know I'll be sleeping more soundly knowing that despite their fierce temperament, shi tzu's are not second in command for planetary control.

P Davidson
P Davidson

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