People seemingly everywhere are a little curious to see what will happen on May 21, the day when Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping says the end of the world will begin.
Some are preparing for the worst. But if you're a student of pop culture, you can rest easy, knowing that May 21 isn't the real end of the world. That's coming Dec. 21, 2012, according to the great prophet Roland Emmerich. Or perhaps it's March 24, 1982, as foreseen in "The Omen" movies. But that date has already passed, so how could that be? And let's not even get started on the "Terminator" films, which have predicted the end of the world on no less than three different dates.
As you can see from this gallery of Hollywood doomsday hits, it's always best to say the end of the world is coming "soon."
--Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Scene from "Terminator Salvation." Credit: Warner Bros.