I number of people have asked me how the movie 2012 was so I thought I would do a little review instead of just answering emails and comments.
I am NOT a blood and guts kind of girl. "Boy stuff" car chases, James Bond type of stuff bores me after having seen the original ones.
This movie was almost THREE HOURS LONG and I NEVER, NEVER even thought about the time while I was watching it. It reminded me of when I sat through the Titanic with the rest of the audience and not one of us, in a FULL THEATER, got up out of our seats.
The computer graphics are amazing and so real like that I found myself clutching the arm rest, my husbands thigh and my jacket, in rotation.
It was like being in the science museum and seeing the WHAT IF or WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN to the East and West coast eventually. You know we've all seen those little computer graphics on PBS that show water sweeping into and around the buildings. TRUST me when the water comes in a Tsunami form it's a WALL of water and when you watch, on the big screen earthquakes destroying cities, it's beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
I mean, part of your brain KNOWS you are sitting in a movie theater and part of you is like a child sitting there speechless at the horror of it all.
For the most part the acting was fine. I can't remember the name of the main male actor. I've seen him in other things and he was just great. Woody Harlesson (?) was funny, wacky and over the top with his character and it was just fine. You really needed a little comic relief by that time.
The title 2012 is just a little to close in time. The sun has started to heat up the earth's inner core of water, that causes the earth crust to become unstable and start to shift.
I wouldn't take small children to see this. I think it might be hard for them to separate the real from the imaginary in their brain banks. But, that's just my opinion.
I didn't see it in 3-d just the big screen and THAT was worth it. I still like to go to the movies for movies like this kind. The home screen and sound system just doesn't do justice to it.
On, another layer, it's worth it because sometimes we really need a reminder of how fragile our existence is, on this planet. A meditation teacher once told me that in the grand scheme of things humanity is like a flea on the back of mother earth. When a catastrophe of this size does and will occur at some time it's important that we have said our I love you's. That we have tried to help one another and not just thought about ourselves. WHY? Well, if your belief system ends with this life form then it probably isn't important to you.
But, if you believe that a sacred part of you, moves on into another form, another experience, another lesson, then it is important to remind yourself why you are experiencing the HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
:)Bea Have a great day, you know the drill, do something creative it's good for your soul. And, while you are at it, call somebody and tell them how much they mean to you. THAT is good for your soul too.