Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Doomsday in 2012?

Tuesday 10 November 2009

I was one of the lucky few that got to see the premier of 2012, 4 days before the world-wide release on Friday (13 Nov). Thanks to Tyng from Hot Magazine. Usually these movie premiers are quite empty but that hall in Cineleisure was packed! Was a hassle to go in too as we had to deposit our cameras outside before we were even allowed in.

We've seen the billboard advertisements, we've heard the warnings. 2012 was a doomsday prophecy that the world will come to an end on 21 December 2012, coinciding with the end of the Mayan calendar.

Yea, we were warned

The movie is directed by Roland Emmerich, the same guy who brought us Independance Day and The Day After Tomorrow, so you kinda know what to expect - loads of explosions, destruction, awesome CGIs and basically, a whole load of action.

Critics might disagree but I will have to say that I enjoyed the movie very much. The plot is not new - end of days is coming, govn conspiracy to cover it up from the people, a nobody tries to save his family and triumphs against all odds - but the delivery was entertaining nonetheless. I was gripping my seat for the entire 158 minutes of the movie.

Loads of awesome destruction scenes

What I liked the most was how they focused on relationships between familes - a father and his son, a mother and her child - instead of those stupid love scenes they always HAVE to put (well they did eventually towards the end but thank god it was a minor irrelevance). The most touching one was of the father calmly saying goodbye to his family as the giant tsunami heads towards them in India.

And I absolutely LOVE John Cusack. There's something about his geekiness that's SO attractive.

John Cusack in 2012

Well, go watch the movie this Friday and let me know what you think.

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