Rather than being marginal, the apocalypse in 2012 is firmly entrenched in mainstream popular culture. Why? Perhaps because the apocalypse serves as a form of daydreaming escape from a world that looks radically different from just a decade ago.
She sits on the ground in a pile of leaves, holds her head in her hands and sobs. It's a devastating moment, but as I sat in the theater screening the film,which premieres March 23rd, all I could think was: "This isn't the Katniss I know."