Did Bruce Willis’ 12 Monkeys predict a post-Coronavirus like pandemic future?
Way ahead of its time, undoubtedly 12 Monkeys is one of the finest Sci-Fi movies ever made but the realization of the consequences of a Coronavirus-like pandemic has made what it predicts even more legendary.
Highlights! Year 2043 Predicted In Bruce Willis’ 12 Monkeys Is Eerily Similar To Our Coronavirus-infected World In 202
- 12 Monkeys’ future – Clairvoyance?
- Lessons from the movie valid today
- The bizarre coincidence between Science Fiction predictions and reality
The Sci-Fi genre has always baffled us with new things because of the unpredictability factor. A very selective audience makes it class apart from other genres. 12 Monkeys is one of the finest Sci-Fi movies ever made it undoubtedly way ahead of its time. And the Coronavirus pandemic has made 12 Monkeys perhaps even more legendary.
Coronavirus? 12 Monkeys? Confused? Right?
12 Monkeys is a movie where James Cole played by Bruce Willis is a scavenger from the year 2043. He is sent back in time by a bunch of scientists to discover the traces of the virus which killed 99% of the population.
In 12 Monkeys, scientists want to get to the root of what initiated the catastrophe, much like what’s happening around Coronavirus right now.
In 12 Monkeys, scientists want to get to the root of what initiated this catastrophe in the first place and put an end to it for a better and hopeful future. Much like what the global scientific community is doing currently.
The 1995 movie by Terry Gilliam flawlessly takes the audience through a 2-hour 11-minute journey that explores the possibility of a biochemical weapon being used by a bunch of psychopaths to wipe out the entire human race. To solve this crisis, which puts the entire race of humans on the brink of extinction, a bunch of scientists choose James Cole, a scavenger for a mission back in time.
Obviously, the mission was to send Bruce Willis’ Cole back in time to find out what exactly went wrong. Who would have thought that a Sci-Fi movie would have depicted approximately what was about to happen in future?
Lessons from Bruce Willis’ 12 Monkeys
The movie clearly shows how science can be a curse to humanity if manipulated by the ones who didn’t have good intentions in the first place. The movie also showcases how knowledge can be a curse too. It draws a fine line between what is morally correct and what is not.
Power in the hands of those who don’t deserve is like handing a loaded gun to a monkey. What 12 Monkeys did predict and the reasons behind it are very valid with regards to the Coronavirus crisis the world faces in 2020.
Is Sci-Fi not fiction entirely?
The genre Science-Fiction has the word fiction in it as it is portrayed as just a mere imagination of what science can do. It has no substantial evidence as to it will be real, like ever. But we’ve seen as the times progress, that many of these things aren’t just what might be but are exactly what will be if we won’t pay much attention to it. It sounds bizarre yet is so true.
Everyone was leading their normal lives carrying the momentum of one day onto another until Coronavirus came knocking on to the door of our fast-paced world. It’s as if the time slowed considerably for everyone and sadly stopped for many. The government all across the globe wasn’t prepared for a calamity like this.
Stay Home! Stay Safe! And remember to keep smiling, as stress never did well to anyone.
If you haven’t watched 12 Monkeys yet, please do. And then leave your thoughts in the section below.