Monthly Archives: November 2009

2012: At world’s end

2012  ….end of the world! A film that was seen yesterday sitting in the 2nd row from the screen (making it a pretty loud and optically strainful experience )

Here is the crux. World is about to end due to earth crust destabilization leading to violent fissures (‘volcano‘ taken to international levels) leading to tsunamis (like a slightly more complex version of  abyss, deep impact, day after tomorrow)

The author is no mood to talk much about  apocalyptic philosophies. But film makers’ previous tryst with global disaster movies  churned out several creative solutions

  1. Armageddon has Bruce ‘die hard’ Willis nuking a keen-on-hitting-earth asteroid before it hits Earth.
  2. Abyss has got yankees negotiating with aliens towards the end to take it easy.
  3. Deep Impact, Day after tomorrow et al, seem to just have people going to safer places on the planet.
  4. Resident evil series always has survivors and the results are not globally catastrophic though there is a societal collapse.

This movie, 2012 supposedly not depicting mankind  endangerment , but mankind extinction …. is a level above t other movies as human can’t fight against the imminent disaster but have to just survive through it.

But it is still a notch below movies like 28 days later  and 28 weeks later in terms of  disturbing audience and evoking the paranoia of apocalypse . Though I would maintain that this movie was on a pretty grand scale and seemed scientifically much more accurate than the other movies.

Of course, it set the author thinking about 2012 too. Its a freaky concept, the whole world ending thing.

But ….

my main observation from the movie is this …..

“The best way to rekindle old flames,  and get your ex- back (if you are still interested) is World’s End  😉

(infered from the John Cusack – Amanda Peet sub plot)

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An evolution of thought process

It happened so that the big daddy of all drunken jokes, a one Mr Bhatia saab and the author were having their usual strategic break (tea break at 11:00 AM) And of course surrounded by their bunch of other strategic group members (colleagues at office)

Mr.A : Yaar ! Jiska pyar hoga vo gaya (Dude! The guy who loves is a gone-case)

Me: Aur jiska shaadi hoga vo mar gaya (..and the guy who marries is a dead-case)

Bhatia saab: Aur Jiska pyaar hoke shaadi nahin huva vo amar hogaya

( .. and the one who loves and doesnt marry is an immortalized case)

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~touche’