Monday, April 4, 2011

The end is near?

I watched part of the movie 2012 last night.  It was going a little long, so we couldn't finish it - had to go to bed.  In general I love John Cusack - loved Better Off Dead, Say Anything, Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity - but all his movies aren't the same.  I'm not sure I would call this one good persay.  It was jaw-clenching wondering what crazy, implausible thing was going to happen next, that's for sure.

And it gave me nightmares.  For those of you who don't know - it's about the Mayan prediction that the world is going to end in December 2012.  Solar flares cause the Earth's core to become to hot and unstable, causing the Earth's crust to change shape.  So, earth quakes, volcanoes, everything falling into the ocean and the rich and those deemed important to the survival of humanity are given tickets to board arks built for the occasion. 

So last night I had nightmares about the world ending in spectacular fashion.  I've been trying to decide if I'm going to finish watching the movie.  Can there be a happy ending to the this?  Is it enough that John Cusack's ex-wife, their kids and her boyfriend may get to crash the ark party?  When last I left them their plane had just landed in China (although, they thought they were going to be making a water landing, but you know, all the Earth's land masses had shifted a thousand miles).

Has anyone else seen it?  I think I have to watch it, but maybe not tonight. 

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly I never really get nightmares from movies. I mean, there are movies that stick with me because they're depressing or sad. But not nightmares. However, back in 2003 when we had those big Cedar Fires and we were evacuated, Bryan and I watched that zombie movie, "28 Days Later." And I must say, because of the situation going on, the movie freaked me out way more than it would have in a normal situation. I'll stick with romantic comedies!