Until the release of Collapse
, Roland Emmerich has reigned as the king of the contemporary end-of-the-world film with offerings such as 2012
, The Day After Tomorrow
, and Independence Day
. But with this nonfiction film, director Chris Smith of American Movie
fame has created an apocalyptic movie that is far more realistic in its predictions than any Hollywood production in memory. Collapse
is the type of doom-and-gloom documentary that should have audiences running, but it's so masterfully made and riveting that it's impossible to look away.
Channeling Errol Morris’ interview-centric style of filmmaking, Smith focuse...