Apocalypse when?: Doomsday dates on film
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( Warner Bros. / October 28, 2012 )
Got plans for Dec. 21? Cancel 'em!
With the end of their calendar, the Mayans laid claim to Dec. 21 as the possible end of the world -- or our interpretataion of the calendar's end. According to Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping of the Family Radio organization, Oct. 21 was the final, absolute, this-is-really-it, end-of-the-world doomsday.
Of course, many people don't take predictions like this very seriously. Maybe it's because they've grown up watching the end of the world predicted every other year on film. It's not so long ago that Judgment Day was going to happen on Aug. 29, 1997. (As predicted by that prophet James Cameron in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"). That date was later revised to July 25, 2004, in "Terminator 3," and finally to April 21, 2011, in "Terminator: Salvation."
None of these Judgment Days has happened. Here are some other cinematic Judgment Days that didn't make the translation to reality.
--Patrick Kevin Day, Jevon Phillips and Noelene Clark