Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Movie in a minute: 2012

IMDB Rating: 5.9  (That's being very generous, IMDB)

The Gist: Hollywood once again warns us that the world is coming to an end **Spoiler Alert** except that it really isn't since the important people have a plan to save themselves along with some very rich people.

My take aways:
1. Even if you only sell 400 copies, getting your book published will help you get out of trouble when trespassing on a government quarantined area.
2. When your children start calling you by your first name, you know you've screwed something up.
3. The best way to get a large group of people to cheer for you is to create a problem that threatens said group's continued existence, then solve it.  No one will hold you accountable at all.

Biggest Disappointment: At one point, character A instructed character B to "download his blog and read it."  Really? People still aren't getting this? Adding insult to injury, said blog was then navigated to on a nearby computer wherein we were shown... wait for it... a video. I give up.

Should you watch it? If you're looking for a professionally made movie, no.  If you're interested in a middle school project that a couple of C- students whipped up in their spare time utilizing the most basic CGI their machine came preloaded with, then yes, by all means, turn on the subtitles and watch it on 4X.