Sunday, November 15, 2009

2012

Just came back from 3D/2N Ipoh-Taiping trip, or more precisely, being the host/tour guide to my bunch of Uni friends for the second time this year, and dare I say it? I think I had improved at least a little bit from my first time. Haha, self-praising. More on the trip later.

Now, does anyone believe the end of the world? Apocalypse? Judgment Day? The Mayan civilization had predicted that at 21-12-2012, we have to say goodbye to mankind and mother earth. How true is that, I have no idea, but Hollywood has chunked out its vision on how the world will end on that fateful day by the disaster-flick director, Roland Emmerich.


Watching 2012 at its first 10-20 minutes will remind you of another movie of his, The Day After Tomorrow, one which I quite like. Both revolved around destruction on Earth. Both featured famous landmarks being destroyed. Both movies told from the point of view of a man trying to save his family. Therefore, there's a feeling of repetition on my behalf.


What's the story about, you were asking? Well, the end of the world, of course. Honestly, you really went for the story? I admitted that I spent RM 6 for purely the special effects and the effects alone worth all of it. It was so real that you feel like the world really went ka-boom in front of you. The scene where the statue of Jesus Christ at Brazil collapsing and the giant earthquake at Los Angeles, it were truly amazing and heart-pumping.

So, what's my verdict? I think B would be suffice. I mean, the effects were awesome and all, but how many destruction flicks can I stomach before realizing there's not any differences from one another, especially by the same director. There must be a saturation point and it's getting closer for me. Don't get me wrong, I still love such big-budget popcorn flicks but the urge to watch might evaporate slowly.

4 comments:

manglish said...

i am dying to watch this movie...

ladyviral said...

I heard it is all good! And now you say it feels like a repitition? :o

Gasps~ Now this isn't good... I shall not read anymore review~

pikey said...

The movie really has great visual effects!

成亿 said...

manglish: haha, watch it for the special effect...

ladyviral: well, it really depend on your taste...i just find it a bit too long...

pikey: agree...