End of the world starts in Hollywood

Movies are big on imagining apocalypse and new films dealing with the theme include The Domestics and Mortal Engines

This year’s A Quiet Place, starring Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe (both above), unleashed carnivorous aliens, while the upcoming Mortal Engines imagines Earth in the distant future.
This year’s A Quiet Place, starring Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe (both above), unleashed carnivorous aliens, while the upcoming Mortal Engines imagines Earth in the distant future. PHOTOS: PARAMOUNT PICTURES, UIP
This year’s A Quiet Place, starring Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe unleashed carnivorous aliens, while the upcoming Mortal Engines (above) imagines Earth in the distant future.
This year’s A Quiet Place, starring Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe unleashed carnivorous aliens, while the upcoming Mortal Engines (above) imagines Earth in the distant future. PHOTOS: PARAMOUNT PICTURES, UIP

LOS ANGELES • Want to know - and observe - how the world will end? Hollywood, as always, has the answers.

From the Bible to Nostradamus and from the Mayan calendar to the Millennium Bug, fatalists, fantasists and the fervently religious have long been fascinated by the end of civilisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'End of the world starts in Hollywood'. Subscribe