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Apocalyptic films can tell us a lot about what scares us as a society, and what it is we think is important and worth saving. Even if you don't agree with those who believe the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on Dec. 21, you may still want to witness the end with a good doomsday movie. read on...
That↑ can be said about almost all movies, really.
Apocalyptic films can tell us a lot about what scares us as a society....
........and what it is we think is important and worth saving.
Another doomsday theme, with some uplifting value, is that many of these films allow us to feel like a unified human species by pitting us against a common enemy.
Enter alien, mutant, monster or supernatural beings and suddenly we're ushering each other into underground shelters, standing shoulder to shoulder with shovels and sticking up for total strangers.