Life After People

67% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in Green Movies & TV

Posted

Pros: True, explains why we find so little of our own past

Cons: not exiciting

Very interesting, and a little hard to believe. Makes it pretty clear why archeaology is so difficult.

Posted

There was a huge contradiction that my DH and I noticed when we watched this on our tivo.  The narrator mentioned that it'd take 500 years for all the buildings to crumble to the earth, then later mentioned that feral cats would take to the skyscraper buildings, and perhaps evolve "wings" like flying squirrels.  But it would take how many thousands/millions of years for cats to evolve wings?

 

I loved the shots of the city--after the nuclear meltdown... my brain isn't working right now, but I loved the shots of the place that had been abandoned for 20ish years.  It was really interesting to see how the plants had grown through the cement, and whatnot.  There was a lot of good information, and I enjoyed it, but it contradicted itself left and right.  My DH wasn't as impressed as I was.

Life After People
Description:

THE HISTORY CHANNEL and Academy Award-winning special effects studio Industrial Light and Magic (Star Wars Harry Potter) join forces to imagine the state of planet Earth years after humans disappear. Stunning visual effects show how the environment will change as dams overflow buildings crumble and fires engulf once-mighty cities. Domestic animal life will die out and new species will claim their territory. Books and photographs will be reduced to faded scraps while other signs of our existence may remain for eternity standing as the tombstones of human civilization.Through striking movie-quality special effects coupled with interviews with experts in the fields of engineering botany ecology biology geology climatology and archeology LIFE AFTER PEOPLE sheds light on the state of the world days weeks and years after humans cease to exist.System Requirements:Running Time: 94 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS Rating: NR UPC: 733961110906 Manufacturer No: AAAE110900

Details:
DetailValue
MPNAAAE110900
Weight1 pounds
Release Date2008-03-18
BrandA&E
EAN0733961110906
LabelA&E HOME VIDEO
List Price$19.95
ManufacturerA&E HOME VIDEO
PublisherA&E HOME VIDEO
StudioA&E HOME VIDEO
UPC733961110906
Number Of Items1
ActorLife After People Dv
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
DirectorDavid de Vries
LanguagesEnglish
Original Release Date2008-01-01
Running Time94
Theatrical Release Date2008
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