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It's the End of the World and We Love It: Investigating the Popularity of Post-apocalyptic Cinema

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Why are we so fascinated with humanity's fictional demise? Do the countless films depicting the world's end reflect collective deep-seated anxieties, or do we just love to watch things get blown up? And what does the immense popularity of all the young adult iterations say about our teens? David Crewe investigates.

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