The disaster movie genre is closely related to the times of economic and social crisis. The consolidation of the genre came from the «oil crisis» in the early seventies. These films worked as a catharsis and showed real people how lucky they were because of suffering just an economic crisis and not something worse. The global crisis that emerged in 2005 has brought a new accumulation of films focusing on how will be life after the Apocalypse. These films don’t
work as a catharsis, instead they are proposing the withdrawal of our old morals schemes in favor of a new ethics of survival. An ethics more in line with the global and perpetual crisis that we are going to suffer from now on.
(The paper is in Spanish)