How Does It All End Again?

With a bang in T3 and an evil virus in 28 Days Later

It's the end of the world, and Hollywood feels fine. Pop culture knows that people love nothing more than imagining their own demise. It's not that moviegoers want to die; they just want a theme-park ride through Armageddon. Thinking about what happens after Judgment Day is too disconcerting, like waking up from a nightmare into a worse one. That's why there are many more movies about the world saved from destruction, like this week's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, than about the messy business of surviving an apocalypse, like the new Brit horror film 28 Days Later.

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