Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

The world is ending? Bummer. It’s not too late though. As so many films have taught us, from Zombieland to The Road there is always at least one pocket of survivors left.

So, let’s imagine that you woke up this morning and found that it’s finally happened. After the first few days of crying and drinking and trying to convince yourself that life sucked anyway, you’re going to have to come up with a serious plan. A plan which involves others because, honestly, you don’t have the expertise necessary to survive this on your own.

Yes, it’s time to think seriously about who you need on your side when the zombie disease hits/a nuclear blast cripples the infrastructure of the world/climate change finally proves all those sceptics wrong. In those moments, a pistol and a knowing smile just won’t cut it (sorry Mr Bond). We’re going to need some serious skills to make it through to the finale.

 

10. Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games

Lionsgate

Lionsgate

Let’s face it, most of us have no idea how to survive without a supermarket. Not so Katniss. She has survived life in the deeply deprived District 12 – where they don’t even have a supermarket – thanks to her ability with a bow, and her knowledge of edible plants. This stood her in great stead in not just one, but two rounds in the Hunger Games arena.

It’s true, Katniss is prone to post traumatic stress, which could be a problem. Furthermore, she isn’t always that bothered about others, so if you don’t have a sweet kid to wave in front of her, you’re going to need to sell the benefits of the position to her. Luckily, Katniss has a history of doing the right thing. Plus, she can take care of herself, so we won’t need to divert any of our precious resources into protecting her as she slaughters the remaining creatures.

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This article was first posted on January 15, 2014