I was thinking about one scenario…
Not zombies…but maybe it could be modified.
The idea stemmed from seeing a graphic that looked like Yellowstone Park would avoid the fallout of a massive (complete?) Russian nuclear attack. Impact/fallout patterns and wind patterns combine to leave that area pretty safe. It also has the advantage of being a mountain basin, so there are a limited number of defensible entry points. Sure, someone could trek over some mountains and avoid the passes…but anyone who did that would have significant foraging/hunting/survival skills, and would thus probably be an asset to the small community that would hide out from aftermath there.
Now, a Zombie scenario there could be cool…
How does freezing temperature affect Zombies? How long do Zombies last without nourishment? Are they really dead and subject to decomposition (and thus lost mobility relatively quickly)?
I could see a pretty interesting story arising from trying to answer those questions.
Great idea that came from here.
1) Monsters, Inc — It’s got great acting, great story, more moments that make you choke up than any other Pixar movie, in my opinion
2) A Bug’s Life — Apparently quite underrated. Perhaps the most quotable of all the films. Very creative in how it retold the Magnificent Seven Samurai story
These two stories stand on their own, and would be the most enjoyable if published in a book. I watch these anytime they are on, and always encourage my kids to watch ’em again when they are hesitating to watch a movie.
3) Toy Story — The best of the rest. Started it all. Perfect cast of characters. No flaws that I can see.
4) The Incredibles — Awesome. Great humor. …just, well, they hit the “If everyone is special no one is” theme just a touch too hard, too heavy-handed. Almost made up for by the babysitter short…but not quite.
5) Toy Story II — Right in line with the first Toy Story, I just felt the Zurg storyline was a touch too sappy. The “I’m your father” could have been a nice tribute to Star Wars if it hadn’t been so overdone.
These are all movies I enjoy seeing again, once in a while.
6) Finding Nemo — Ellen Degeneres was awesome, but Albert Brooks was completely mis-cast. As a father, I found myself irritated with his parenting and his lack of patience with everyone around him. Lousy leader in stress usually = lousy parent, in my opinion,again.
I haven’t yet seen Cars, Ratatouille, Up, or Wall-E. Of those, the only one I really want to see is Up, but the only one I currently plan to skip is Wall-E.
…I’m just not that much into the stories of Cars, Ratatouille and especially not Wall-E. Wall-E strikes me too much as proselytizing. But maybe I’ll see it and change my mind.
The full story here.
The key excerpt:
Super achievers don’t manage their time, they create, manage and maximize their opportunities. At any given time they know the one critical, must complete, task and they work on that task. It is the most important and therefore deserves their full attention.
Read the whole thing.