Thursday, June 25, 2009

Prepare: SHTF Movies - 2012

I mentioned this film a few months ago.. Big budget doomer extravaganza, 2012, has a new trailer out with far more devastation then seen before.

Story - Ancient Mayan calendar predicts "something" will happen in 2012. Sure enough, the world literally tumps on its side and mayhem ensues. Lots of faceless people get killed, cars get thrown like toys, buildings fall, heroes rise, and so on and so on.

Here is the trailer..

So we get the world falling apart. Not much any of us can do to prepare for this sort of disaster. As you can tell from the trailer, a handful of people will survive by boarding some kind of "ship" and going somewhere, (Antarctica, I have heard) as this will be the new nice place to live. Of course, there will be a selection process from the survivors to make sure the right sort of people get to live which will cause a brief moral dilemma for who ever is in charge.

Here is my sidebar not to be found in other pre-2012 movie reviews - the director Roland Emmerich.

There are a number of scenes in the trailer which caught my attention. The destruction of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil followed by the destruction of Saint Peters (and thousands of men, women and children) in Rome.

I read a little about the background of director Emmerich on Wiki and found these tidbits..

Emmerich's extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion.. a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary..

To be fair, the trailer shows many other things being destroyed in the 2012 including a Buddhist temple. However, it appears that Emmerich has a little bone to pick with Christianity.

Also, from the trailer, this is the first disaster movie which actively shows the deaths of children. Normally, they do the opposite. Remember Independence Day? That movie came from the same people. There were several families and children prominently featured and all survived. Who wants to watch any movie where kids get offed by a disaster? Real or not its disturbing when the feature is supposed to be "entertainment". Having some hero or heroine dramatically sacrifice themselves is expected. But kids? C'mon. (I know in SHTF, kids, cute animals and sweet old people are at risk - but again this is a movie).

This film looks like it will cause some nightmares in the kiddos so leave them at home (or take them to the Transformers).

We got The Road coming out around the same time, Fall 2009 so it sounds like a doomer movie autumn. The only problem is, the U.S. is living a doomer movie right now. Have you seen the economic news lately?

1 comment:

Trust me said...

I agree with you and your theories.

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