Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2012 (2009)

Crash! Bang! Destructo-vision. California into the Ocean. Water. Ahh! LOTS OF WATER! Quippy John Cusack. Water!!

Now it’s like you’ve seen 2012 too!

In all fairness, I love me a good disaster movie. I’ve seen Twister so many times I can quote it from now until the day the sun kills us or the earth’s core stops turning or a giant asteroid smashes us or whatever the hell happened in The Day After Tomorrow happens. But now these movies are all so similar. You can only watch the White House get destroyed so many times. Go back to the time of Twister, oh you disaster movie makers. It doesn’t have to be global. We’ve seen it. We know it’s fake. It’s not impressive anymore. And when the disaster sequences are the only thing you’re putting time and money (so much money!) into, you’re going to look like all the rest and be as easily forgotten.

And – they depict the 2012 Time Square with the Virgin sign still in place. Alas, illusion shattered.

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