When it comes to prepping for a truly serious SHTF, the SHTF in movies is the best experience and the best teacher.
Planning, preparation and learning from experts is also critical.
But can cinema also be a good teacher?
Obviously there are plenty of things in the average Hollywood flick that are ridiculous and far from accurate when it comes to real-life disaster scenarios.
But others have gone to great lengths to be as realistic as possible, and seeing these situations play out on the big screen, before the real stuff happens, can be a great way to start thinking about what you would do in a similar situation, if you ever found yourself in it.
Many of them are pure survival films after being lost in the wilderness, others are prepper-minded but all are thought provoking and depict the kind of desperate scenarios that may well occur someday.
What The First Few Minutes of World War III Will Look Like *Micro-Flim*
Contrary to conventional thinking, which suggests that an attack on Iran would be restricted only to that country and an easy victory for Western powers similar to that of the first Gulf War, John Galt paints a markedly different picture in How Iran could Win a War against Israel and the United States in One Hour:
In less than sixty minutes, the tiny nation of Iran could easily defeat two of the mightiest military powers in the world if they are allowed to engage in a first strike opportunity against both of those nations. This is not some far-fetched idea as U.S. and Israeli military planners are keenly aware of the implications of an Iranian attack which catches both nations off guard. The problem is not one of strategy or ability by either nation. The military units of both nations could easily defeat the Iranians in a nuclear or conventional war. However, Iran is not a conventional nation-state nor is the modern concept applicable to the confrontation which is coming.
If Iran were to attack, it would be the ultimate one shot “use it or lose it” approach to all strategic, conventional, and non-conventional forces.
Source: John Galt FLA
Among other things, Galt points out that Iranian operatives have already been embedded in the United States through various means, including legal immigration for work and school. This suggests that at the onset of any confrontation those assets would be immediately deployed across the United States in various capacities, including direct attacks on ‘soft targets’ such as schools, malls and public venues.
Moreover, while the Israelis will have overwhelming military support from the United States and access to their own nuclear weapons (never acknowledged but well know in military circles), the Iranians may very well have already manufactured short-range nuclear warheads capable of striking Jerusalem (and are reportedly developing long-range missiles capable of striking domestic U.S. targets). The Israelis certainly believe this to be true, as they have recently indicated that they have until summertime to disable and destroy Iran’s nuclear reactors, and the United States is reportedly deploying at least 100,000 troops just outside of the Strait of Hormuz to be ready by this spring.
The propaganda is being disseminated in earnest on both sides – with the United States and Israel openly discussing the possibility of attacking Iran as early as March, while at the same time Iranian news agencies with support from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are actively promoting the narrative to “kill all Jews and annihilate Israel.”
No, any conflict with Iran will be nothing like the first Gulf War, and as has been opined on this web site and many others in the alternative news sphere, may very well be the first engagement of a war that will envelop the entire globe, including Russia and China.
The following short film takes place one year from today and depicts the first few minutes of what World War III may look like. The setting, however, is not Iran, but rather, Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem.
The Last Day (2012)
Obviously there are many, many other great films with these themes of lost, wrecked and left alone to survive.
(in alphabetical order)
All is Lost (starring Robert Redford)
Cast Away (starring Tom Hanks)
Panic Room (starring Jodie Foster)
Red Dawn (starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen)
The Edge (starring Anthony Hopkins)
The Road (starring Viggo Mortenson)
The Snow Walker
The Way Back (starring Ed Harris)
Wrecked(Starring Adrian Brody)
What do you think are the best films with a survival, prepping or SHTF mentality as a major part of the plotline?
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