Created By: Prfnoff on August 23, 2009
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Apocalyptic Montage

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A montage of various locations, with or without their inhabitants, which are being catastrophically obliterated or soon to be. Usually depicts The End of the World as We Know It.

Often tear-jerking, though versions focusing on the destruction can be High Octane Nightmare Fuel.


Examples

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  • August 23, 2009
    Earnest
    This is what happens when a villain Storyboarding The Apocalypse succeeds.
  • August 23, 2009
    clockworkspider
    There's also the ending sequence for Mother 3.
  • August 23, 2009
    BlackDragon
    The INTRO of the recent Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Yeah. The titular 'Last Hope' are the brave explorers who are heading out into space to find us a new planet...
  • August 23, 2009
    random surfer
    The end of Fail Safe. Shots of landmarks and street scenes in New York just before it gets hit by a nuke dropped from a US plane, dropped on orderes from the President to "make up" for a US plane nuking Moscow.
  • August 24, 2009
    Arivne
    Film
  • August 24, 2009
    Fanra
    The Nightmare Sequence of nuclear destruction in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

    This is not a montage. It is a nightmare.

    Montage (filmmaking): A filmmaking technique which uses rapid editing, special effects and music to present compressed narrative information.
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