JOHNSON, BRIAN D. "Was Armageddon Always This Complicated?."
Maclean's 126.23 (2013): 67. Academic Search Complete. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
For the essay #3 I choose to continue to write about Susan Sontag's example of Superman in her article “The Imagination of Disaster.” The scholarly source I'm going to use is “Was Armageddon always this complicated?” by Brian D. Johnson. In this article the author talks about apocalypse as a main feature of a science fiction films or new era of the “apoca-blockbuster.” The article is mainly based on Superman's example and some other movies of this year. The author also talks about two scenarios that are used for most of the science fiction films.
In my essay I'd like to talk about how throughout time the science fiction films remain similar and more about apocalypse, catastrophes and disasters. “While apocalyptic pictures are hardly new, what was once a contained sci-fi genre has spread and mutated to the point that the spectre of a busted planet is now a default premise for action blockbusters” says Brian D. Johnson. Throughout his article he uses latest version of Supermen “Man of Steel” as an example and support of his claim. I would like to analyze why he based his argument on Superman's story.