Herein we offer a critique of contemporary filmic visions of apocalypse. The problem with many Hollywood-style apocalyptic films is that they expect the end of the world to be a spectacular end of the whole world. Against this, by reviewing two contemporary films (Strange Days and Until the End of the World) we suggest that apocalypse may take on a greater significance if we understand that there are many worlds, and that rather than expecting the end of the world, we should be more vigilant in our examinations of the endings of a world. With this in mind, apocalyptic predictions given by Jesus in the gospels are reread and we note how these prophecies have already been fulfilled.
Plate, S. Brent and Linafelt, Tod
"Seeing Beyond the End of the World in Strange Days and Until the End of the World,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 7
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol7/iss1/6