This week's book giveaway is in the Spring forum.
We're giving away four copies of Spring Boot in Practice and have Somnath Musib on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Spring Boot in Practice this week in the Spring forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Tim Cooke
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Paul Clapham
Sheriffs:
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Henry Wong
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Al Hobbs
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Mikalai Zaikin
  • Himai Minh

"2012" - the movie

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1374
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am planning to watch this weekend.
I checked on IMDB. It has 6.5 stars i.e. above average. i.e. You can give a shot.
Did anybody watch it? What's your comment?
 
Sheriff
Posts: 67651
173
Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery TypeScript Java iOS
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Haven't seen it, but heard it described as "disaster porn".
 
Rancher
Posts: 43028
76
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm gonna see it next week. The tickets are free, though, otherwise I probably wouldn't go. Just about the only disaster movie I paid for was Volcano, because I simply loved the idea of LA being blown up :-)
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Not going to go watch Armageddon 2, er, I mean, 2012. So tired of rehashed ideas. Hollywood sucks right now. Nothing original (no, Avatar is not original) coming out of Hollywood. Big special effects, has-been actors, no story. Do you know that the defining characteristic about Cusak's daughter in the movie is that she's 7 and still wets herself?
 
Sheriff
Posts: 3036
12
Mac IntelliJ IDE Python VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Why is it that we enjoy seeing movies depicting the destruction of everything we've built as a society. I'm not excluding myself here. Floods, fire, gigantic ants, godzilla, whatever. A common theme is the destruction coming from a natural force amplified by human actions. I never get tired of watching our cities torn apart. Is it a desire for a return to nature? A sense of guilt for our exploitation of the earth? Or do we like to see humankind surviving through adversity?

Anyway, "2012" might be entertaining. As "men on film" would say, I'm sure things will blow up real good!
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2937
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Vikas Kapoor wrote:I am planning to watch this weekend.
I checked on IMDB. It has 6.5 stars i.e. above average.



According to this, the average rating across all movies is 6.9, so "2012" is actually rated below average.
 
Bear Bibeault
Sheriff
Posts: 67651
173
Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery TypeScript Java iOS
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Only 37% (a green splat) at Rotten Tomatoes.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 38
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
the chaos and effects was best!

but the storyline, dialogue and plot sucks. although i did enjoyed the film
 
Marshal
Posts: 27288
87
Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser MySQL Database
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
And... how many other movies have only a number as their title? There was 300, last year I think. And of course 1984 and 10. Can anybody think of others?
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 91
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah, 1408, 21, .45 are some i remember
 
Rancher
Posts: 4252
57
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Off the top of my head:

Pi
Seven
9
Nine
1776
2010

Why include 2010 but not 2001? Well, 2001 is really 2001: A Space Odyssey, and this name was used fairly consistently, including within the film itself. 2010 was subtitled "The Year We Make Contact" on some posters and other promo materials - but this subtitle does not appear within the film itself.
 
Ulf Dittmer
Rancher
Posts: 43028
76
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I kept thinking "1492", but its name actually seems to be "1492: Conquest of Paradise".
 
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic