World War Z. Pacific Rim. Star Trek, Elysium and After Earth. The summer of 2013 saw a list of blockbuster movies that told stories of the end of the world. Our costumed heroes in the Marvel and DC Universes alike managed to save the planet from evil foes whose only motive was assured destruction. Even two of the season's movie comedies, The World's End and This is The End capitalized on viewers' apocalyptic fears and End Times notions.