If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Inspired by the movie of Liam Neeson opening a can of whoopass on wolves and winter, 'The Grey' (which turns out isn't actually what the movie is about after all) The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen will explore all of our favorite survivors of hostile environments.
A topic like this is too rich to not garner a return of brian Salisbury's long-absent 'Killer B's' segment, too.
Hit us with your questions and comments.
Replies are closed for this discussion.
No matter what you do..Nature will always WIN. So lets stop talking about brawling with nature and discuss your inevitable deaths by nature. If you were going to be attacked by an animal and die..which Animal would you prefer it be?
Does "An Inconvenient Truth" count as the best man vs. nature film of all time? Because in that movie man kicks natures ass up and down the block. ;)
Just kidding. Has there ever been a time when you felt like you were railing against the oppressive forces of your environment, to succeed or fail based on your tenacity and grit? As always, Long Live the League.
Since Grant is said to be THE GUY you want to have combating zombies, who in the LEOG is the most prepared for combating nature?
If we break it down, the "man vs nature" movies are pretty much just "man against unbeatable odds" movies with specific enemies. My question is, who are the best antagonists in these type of films? Zombies, animals, aliens, other humans, etc?
Also, how much does it matter what the antagonist is in these types of movies? Does it matter if the mall is getting overrun by zombies or animals, OR does each type of antagonistic force bring something special that makes it work better than others in certain situations?
Thank you and Long Live SPILL.
Usually in these Man Vs. Nature films/television/games, etc, you will have one main element or animal that the protaganists have to fight against to survive be it snow, wolves, lions, or any other bloody thing. Here's the question, is there a particular nature element/animal that you are tired of seeing in these movies and what about vice versa?
Thanks and long live the League.
what do you think is the attraction of seeing man survive against nature? Thanks for reading.
I wanted to ask about the ultimate man vs. nature film of all time: Jurassic Park. Man fights nature of two levels: (1) by cloning long extinct dinosaurs and (2) by trying to escape said dinosaurs after they've escaped. Is there something inherently fascination about the idea of going against nature by resurrecting species, tampering with genetics, a la Galaga, or what have you? Do you think man will ever be able to accomplish such tasks without nature "finding a way" to bite him in the ass?
Thanks, and long live the League!
Galaga is still awesome but totally not what I meant.
Dear: The Very Wild League
A fairly obvious question but what in your opinion is the most terrifying beast in all of fiction?
Is it The Smoke Monster, The Alien, The Krampus I must know the answer.
Hey LEOG, it's your favorite Irken invader here to ask the burning questions the public needs answers for.
With the popularity of the man vs nature genre thanks to The Gray, do you think that the Fallout series falls under this category and if not should it be considered one?
Thank you and try to survive 2012
I find that many games don't give you that true survival experience. Even Far Cry is mostly just Man vs Man and the not the elements, Metal Gear Solid 3 only really comes to mind. What are some survival situations in nature would you look like to see in video games or can you name any games with a true realistic feel to it.
The videogame "Pitfall" is the greatest example of Man vs. Nature, hands down! (...kidding).
A story I hated as a kid that's grown on me over the years is Jack London's "Call of the Wild" - the story of a domesticated dog nabbed from his California home and sold into life as a sled dog.
He struggles against the cruelty he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. All in all it's pretty badass.
Do you know any great Man vs Nature stories that are NOT taken from the "Man" point of view?