Saturday, 20 June 2009

A movie I won't be going to see...

Last night Mrs S and I went to see the first showing of UP, Pixar's latest offering.

UP is well worth seeing, from the characterisation and the storyline to the quality of the animation. Although it was a cartoon and the theatre was full of kids, it's not really a movie for children. UP is actually quite grown up. as it's character back story deals with topics such as broken dreams and bereavement. Still a great deal of fun. Lots of great gags, my favourite being "Squirrel!" (Watch it for yourself, I'm not going to spoil it for you.)

As I was buying the tickets I saw a promotional montage promoting the latest apocalyptic movie, 2012. According to some of the tinfoil hatters, the world is going to end on December 21st 2012. Ah. Yersss. This would be the end of the thirteenth cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar then? Riiight. There were twelve cycles before that, so maybe there are other cycles to come? That one is rather like saying that because no one's printed the 2013 calendar, we're all going to die! Ahem. Remember the end of the millennium? How the end of the world crowd got that one wrong? (By three years, no less) Still here aren't we? Saying the world is going to end because we're coming to the end of your 2009 Kerranng calendar is right up there with the millennial dumb awards. The 'true believers' are going to look even more stupid in 2013, just like everyone laughs at the Jehovah's witnesses and all the other apocalyptic cults.

Suffice it to say, 2012 is on my list of movies not to see.

Update: Upon the recommendation of Mummylonglegs, may I welcome Angry Exile to the 'Australian contingent' on the sidebar.

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