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The rise of post-apocalyptic movies

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Hollywood is about to launch a new wave of big-budget apocalyptic spectacles, depicting a world where human life has been all but destroyed.

From September, big name stars aided by impressive special effects will be bringing competing post-cataclysmic visions to cinemas.

Many think this new batch of disaster films has been triggered by topical anxieties.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

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