In disaster movies movies, my favorite part is when they show the post-apocalyptic world. The camera pans across a desolate city, with well-known landmarks in the background, half-destroyed. The Eiffel Tower is overgrown with weeds. The White House is dark-gray, shabby, no windows. The Colliseum split at the seam of an earthquake. Majestic. You can never go wrong.
But showing landmarks is never enough for a global post-apocalyptic movie.There is an extra touch that helps build up the drama. Can you spot it in this next clip?
Got it? If not, here is a hint:
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