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Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver top favs to save world from apocalypse

Saturday - Dec 08, 2012, 11:15pm (GMT+5.5)
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London- The British public have declared who they want to save them if the world really comes to an end - Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.

The two actors were picked as the Hollywood action heroes best placed to save humanity from the brink of disaster in an online poll of 2,000 Brits, the Mirror reported.

More than one in four respondents put their faith in Willis, who played Harry Stamper in ‘Armageddon,’ and Weaver, who was Ellen Ripley in ‘Aliens.’

The survey, carried out by OnePoll for online movie provider blinkbox, revealed that 57 percent of people were aware of the Mayan prophecy of the apocalypse and 13 percent confessed to being worried.

An asteroid strike was the most likely cause of the end of the world, closely followed by a natural disaster and a nuclear explosion, according to the poll.

Those surveyed also revealed where they would feel safest when the apocalypse arrives: 27 percent said in an underground bunker and 26 percent said at home, while 6 percent picked under a duvet.

When asked which movie best resembled what the end of the world will look like, respondents plumped for ‘The Day After Tomorrow,’ the 2004 flick in which global warming ushered in a new ice age.

“Hollywood has been obsessed with humankind’s imminent demise recently so the hype around the Mayan apocalypse reflects our current neuroses,” Natalie Haynes, a comedian and regular film reviewer, said.

“We used to fear manmade crises like nuclear war, but now it all feels beyond our control - whether it’s asteroids, plagues or zombies, our imagination has gone wild and more than ever we’re wondering who could save us,” she added.


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