The Divide, a 2012 post-apocalyptic thriller, takes the reins for the years first post-armageddon feature-film. With tensions building in the wake of the end of the Mayan’s calendar on December 21st, 2012, movies of the caliber will be quite frequent for the next 12 months. The Divide is being hailed as the best film of it’s kind in quite a while.
New York City is gone. But just before the city of eighteen million went up in flames, eight strangers made their way into a bomb shelter in the basement of their building. With an abundance of food and supplies, the eight people from very different backgrounds believe that they have a thriving chance to outlast this hellish nightmare and cohabit, but disaster awaits.
When a swarm of HEZMAT soldiers arrive shooting an unknown entity, the group of eight start to rattle their sabres as they decide whether they can trust them, let alone themselves. As food runs out, the group starts to turn on each other as their are casualties on both sides. To survive, some must die, and some must make the hardest choice of their life.
Directed by Xavier Gens, The Divide has received rave reviews from many reputable festivals, including the annual South By Southwestern (SXSW) festival held in Austin, TX, where it premiered in 2011. According to QuietUS.us, Michael Biehn gives one of the best performances of his career. When all is said and done, The Divide is worth the watch….before December 21st, of course.