“The Matrix,” “Zombieland,” “WALL-E,” and “Snowpiercer” are all examples of apocalypse movies. We love to explore the apocalyptic worlds, but why? In the video below, Dr. Amy Merrill Willis, associate professor of religious studies and chair of the department, explores why apocalyptic movies are so popular. She also gives some insight into why spending time in these dreary wastelands may actually be time well spent.
This video is part of A Smarter U: Essays by Experts at University of Lynchburg, where we let experts around campus share what they are passionate about.