Monday, December 14, 2009

.: Two Zero One Two :.

I would say that even tho I have heard positive reviews of this movie, when I finally watch it after 3 weeks since it was released here in Malaysia, I was still awed, inspite of the high expectations I already have.

I anticipated really great effects, what I got was absolutely spectacular effects. Well, one could expect any less from the master of destruction, Roland Emmerich, who was also director of the film such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and Godzilla.

Themed around the Mayan calendar prediction that the world will come to an end on the 21.12.2012, this movie shows in epic proportion how the earth is going to end, combining the world’s greatest catastrophe – earthquakes, tsunamis and volcano eruptions on that very day.

Tho admittingly, one should not expect a great storyline, or a storyline that actually make much sense; like how Jackson [play by John Cusask] could actually outrun an earthquake with his limo, avoid falling skyscrapers in his small plane, and stuff like that.

But one should go for the great special effects, the blast and explosions, the crashing of tall skyscrapers and world’s monumental structures such as the Eiffel Tower, gigantic tsunamis swallowing the shores of India, and all that.

But I must say, the greatest ‘effect’ is those touching on human nature when it comes to situations like this. Aside from all the melodramatic effect, this show also highlights the true character of human when it comes to survivorship.

The integrity of a leader
The faith of a believer
The love of a mother and of a father
The kindness of a Good Samaritan

Afterall, a man’s true character is really tested in time of adversity. How true is that!
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