Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I LOVE end-of-the-world movies. Alien invasians, natural calamities, uncontrollable asteroids speeding toward Earth, you name it. On my commute into work recently, I've been passing a huge billboard with the simple tagline, "We were warned." Ummmmmm. Creepy! And exciting! So I searched for "2012" (cause the billboard told me to), and came upon the new movie by the director of Independence Day (one of my favorites) and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich. The premise of the movie is that the sudden collapse of the Earth's crust leads to global mass destruction, leaving few survivors to struggle for their lives. OK. This is the stuff I eat up. End of the world?? CHECK. Mass destruction?? CHECK. The guy who brought us Independence Day?? CHECK. So.. Why am I not excited upon watching the trailer??

I think it has something to do with the fact that, oh I don't know, in the 2 min trailer alone, they just blew EVERYTHING up! I know, that's what end-of-the-Earth-destruction is, but something about the non-subtlety of this movie, along with the fact that if you really think about it, thousands upon thousands of human lives are vanishing with each CGI-induced explosion. Also, the movie looks like there will be very little plot. Just explosions and mass destructions. For 2 hours. Oy vey. Maybe I am growing up a little, but this destructo-porn is not sitting well with me. Oh, who am I kidding, you know I'll be watching this in the theater! Judge for yourself:


Julia Park said...

HELLS YES. And plus, John Cusack!

I am down to see it, you know, since I an totes with you on the love for end-of-the-world movies :x

danny said...

End-of-the-WAR movies? Sorry to call you out... again. :P

Jen Shin said...

Fixed! "thanks" danny. =P