Celebrate this Earth Day by watching these movies

There are many things going on in this crazy world. One of the things that is happening in our world is the current climate change crisis. Climate change is when pollution and greenhouse gas emissions cause a rise in the temperature of Earth.

This is the cause of the strange storms, hurricanes, and monsoons that seem to plague us now in the 2000’s era. Another important crisis that we face is the issue of dirty and unclean water.

Due to this, it is important to remember that today is Earth Day. On this day we need to remember to limit our pollution and our trash outtake.

It is also a day where we should strive to limit our carbon footprint. That means that we should strive to walk, bike, or roller-blade to where we need to go to today. If we do these things, then we will limit the amount of carbon monoxide that escapes into our atmosphere from things like cars, buses, and trains.

There is another way that we can commemorate Earth Day. We can also remember Earth Day by watching movies that touch on the issue-in-question.

So, here are my list of five great movies to watch this Earth Day. Enjoy.

  1. After Earth (2013)

After Earth is a great movie to watch this Earth Day. After Earth is about two men: Cypher Rage and Kitai Rage. Cypher Rage is the father of Kitai Rage. Cypher Rage is played by Will Smith. Kitai Rage is played by Will Smith’s son named Jaden Smith.

After Earth is about Cypher and Kitai. The two live in a society that left Earth years ago. They travel in a spaceship that crashes on Earth. However, Earth is not the world that it used to be. The world is overgrown with plants, wild animals, and regions with extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures.

Cypher and Kitai must overcome difficult circumstances through the two’s strength, determination, and tenacity to reach safety. They must overcome a new world that is far from the planet that it once was to make it home.

2. Avatar (2009)

The next movie that I want to talk to you about now is named Avatar. Avatar is about a soldier who is named Jacob Sully (or Jake Sully). Jacob Sully is a paraplegic. He is not able to use his legs to walk. Instead, he uses a wheelchair.

Jake volunters to be a part of a government program. This program is an experiment that will take the mind of a person and, then, move it to the mind of another body… an avatar body.

In this movie, Jake Sully is a retired American soldier. He learns that the American military plans to colonize a strange new world.

On this world are tall blue aliens that are unlike human beings. The program that Jake is a part of has a plan to take Jake’s mind away from its body. Then, his mind will be transfered to an avatar body that is similar to the body of the aliens on the strange new planet. Jake’s mission is to learn about the aliens on the wild and lush planet so that American soldiers can be better able to colonize the world.

This movie showcases a world that is wild, foreign, and beautiful. It shows us a world that is filled with greenery and life. Perhaps one day Earth can be filled with more green and lush regions like the ones that are showcased on this film.

3. Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich is about a woman of the same name. Erin is a mom who must find a job that pays enough for her to live off of. Erin stumbles into a new job at a law firm.

While at this new job, Erin discovers a situation that she feels her law firm can do something about. Erin discovers a town with a chemical plant nearby. The chemical plant pollutes the water with dangerous chemicals. As a result, the people of the town are now sick with various stages of cancer.

Erin takes this situation and informs her boss named Ed Masery of what is going on. Masery agrees to sue the chemical plant. He uses Erin to unite the town against the business giant and to move his legal plans forward.

This movie is a movie with heart and soul. It also talks about a situation where a national conglomerate pollutes the water of a town. The company does so without any consideration of the lasting effects that it has on the community nearby. It is a heart-wrenching movie that I think everyone should see.

4. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

The next film that I want to talk about is not a movie but a documentary. The documentary is named An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore is the former presidential candidate in the 2000 presidential election in the United States of America. He is the spokesperson of this documentary.

An Inconvenient Truth is not a documentary to be taken lightly. It is not a funny comedy or an exciting adventure story. This documentary is about the serious issues that people face on Earth today due to climate change.

In this documentary, Al Gore talks about how the pollution on Earth has caused the planet to suffer. In certain regions, ice is melting. In other regions, great bodies of water are decreasing in size. This documentary takes a hard look at what is going on in the world because of climate change. It is filled with information and cold-hard facts.

If you chose to watch An Inconvenient Truth, then, get ready to receive heart-stopping information… information that will make you think twice about throwing away your empty coffe cup in the trash instead of in the recycling bin.

5. Sky High (2005)

Sky High is a fun movie that I think many people will enjoy… especially with your family. The movie is about a boy named William Stronghold. William Stronghold is going to go to a high-school named Sky High: a high-school for future super-heroes and for the future-super-heroes’ sidekicks.

Sky High has a cast of young super-heroes who can all do strange and powerful things. Will Stronghold is unsure of what he can do initially… but as things progress he grows into his new powers. In time, he learns that he can do more than what he could ever dream of.

Will has a close friend and a love-interest who is named Layla. Layla is kind, thoughtful, and smart. She has the power to instantly grow plants into tall trees, wild vines, and poisonous flowers. Layla’s power may make it seem like all she can be is a side-kick to someone’s super-hero.

But as the movie goes on viewers watch as she proves everyone wrong.

Earth Day is an important day for all of us to remember. If you watch some of these movies, then, you can commemorate this day.

And it can also remind you to throw that coffe cup away where it really belongs.

Luca Lane

8 thoughts on “Celebrate this Earth Day by watching these movies”

  1. I like your list of movies. I think Earth Day is an important day for us to remember because of the current climate change crisis that we face that you talked about. Nice post.


  2. I also agree that Earth Day is an important day for people to remember. I think this is a great list. I will have to check-out After Earth and the other movies on your list.


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