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 :-)
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?
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!
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.
posted 10 years ago
I kept thinking "1492", but its name actually seems to be "1492: Conquest of Paradise".