Sunday, September 21, 2014

‘It’s the end of the world as we know it’ at the cineplex

Movies set in post-apocalyptic times continue to fascinate audiences.
So far this year at the theaters, we’ve seen “Snowpiercer,” “Divergent,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Rover” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Coming soon Nicolas Cage faces the biblical Rapture in “Left Behind” and Tom Hardy stars as the title character in “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
All told, I count at least 18 movies in production or due for release soon that take place on a post-apocalyptic Earth. These include sequels to “World War Z” and “Resident Evil” and adaptations of the video games “Dead Rising” and “The Last of Us.”

See also: List of post-apocalyptic movies.

Photos: Posters from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

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