Saturday, December 14, 2013

What does 2014 hold for post-apocalyptic movies?

2013 was a banner year for post-apocalyptic movies.
At least eight movies were released theatrically that dealt with life on Earth after apocalyptic events, including “Oblivion,” This Is the End” and “Pacific Rim.”
And 12 more such themed movies are still awaiting their U.S. premieres. They include “Snowpiercer” starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, which takes place in a new ice age.
Scheduled for release in 2014 are the alien invasion film “Edge of Tomorrow” starring Tom Cruise, apes-take-over-the world flick “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and zombie apocalypse film “Resident Evil 6.”
Then in 2015, the latest movie in the Mad Max series premieres, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
I count at least seven more major Hollywood movies in production that take place after apocalyptic events.

Photos: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” poster, and Tom Hardy as Mad Max in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” 

See also: Comprehensive list of post-apocalyptic movies.

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