If the movie 2012 has left you fascinated with Mayan prophecies, the Apocalypse, etc there are a few books to peruse on the end of the world and the 2012 astronomical predictions and forecasts.
Dark futures and dystopias are a perpetual source of fascination for readers and writers; we like to explore how the human race might pan out. Society’s fears are projected into our method of demise, in today’s climate change obsessed world people predict water levels will swamp us all, technology fears make writers imagine a world where computers and robots do us in.
But if this just gives you the willies, try this for a little injection of lightness …
This Film is going to be out of this world. I cannot wait. The trailor is incredible.
The End of the World Arrives Three Years Ahead of Schedule
I had an interesting pre-cursor while going in to see 2012 . I was with a small group of three, and I handed my tickets to the doorman, who, after ripping them and handing me back the stubs, said: “ Enjoy this graphics , this isn’t the kind of movie you go and see for the dialog.” My friends and I looked at each other and laughed. We were also a bit worried. Did we just drop about $15 bucks each to watch another disaster movie with vacant plot and characters? Are we foolish to expect more than a vacant plot and characters in a disaster movie?
Fortunately, my answer is “No.” The answer from one of my friends who was with me is “Sort of.” But this isn’t my friends review, it’s mine. All mine! So, the answer is decidedly…”No” on both counts. 2012 proves that you can actually have an entertaining disaster movie as well as a few emotional chords to strike.