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    Posted: November 09 2009 at 4:57am

WHEN the SUPPOSEDLY FAVORABLE  REVIEWS REFER to a FILM as "A GUILTY PLEASURE," "SO BAD IT'S GOOD" "WONDERFULLY TERRIBLE" and "ONE of 2009's BEST COMEDIES," THAT'LL GET OUR ATTENTION...

WHEN the DIRECTOR IS a 3-TIME RAZZIE® NOMINEE WHOSE EVERY MOVIE IS an AFFRONT to the AUDIENCE's FRONTAL LOBES, THAT'LL FURTHER PEAK OUR INTEREST...

AND WHEN PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS for the FILM INCLUDE a SYFY CHANNEL SPECIAL SUGGESTING the WORLD MAY ACTUALLY COME to an END in 2012, YOU'VE GOT OUR TOTALLY RAPT ATTENTION.

THOUGH, LIKE TRANNIES, TOO and G.I. JOE, 2012 WILL LIKELY PROVE to BE ONE of the YEAR'S BIGGEST BOX OFFICE HITS, IT'S ALSO LIKELY to TAKE a FEW HITS WHEN RAZZIE® NOMINATION TIME COMES AROUND.

HERE's YOUR CHANCE to JOIN the ALARMIST THRONG, and PREDICT WHEN YOU THINK the WORLD -- OR MAYBE EMMERICH's INEXPLICABLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER -- WILL COME to a CATACLISMIC END...

And, lo, The Purveyor of Mindless Crap Spoke Unto His People, and Sayeth: "Go forth to thy multiplexes and make my latest lame excuse for entertainment a box office hit of biblical proportions..."

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Movie Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2009 at 5:46am
I actually like the comment you made about Sarah Palin under this movie's heading, so true...SO so true.
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Just like Michael Bay, Emmerich makes the same damn movie over and over again. While Bay's movies are all about car chases and explosions, Emmerich's movies are all about the CGI. The plots are always full of holes, the characters are as forgettable as can be, the dialounge seems like it was written by 12 year olds, and an hour after seeing the movie, you couldn't care less about it. It's just CGI porn at its finest. Will it makes millions at the Box Office like "Trannies 2" before it? YOU BETCHA! Will it be a prime Top 3 contender along side "Trannies 2" for Worst Picture? YOU BETCHA! (How's that for a little Sarah Palin for you?).
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This looks like a disaster... pun intended.

Why couldn't they have made this film for release in 2012 when the world is supposedly ending so we wouldn't have to see this .

But seriously... I'm already envisioning 2012 having many mentions on my Razzie ballot, which is really bad, because I'm strictly against voting for any film that I haven't seen yet...

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2009 at 12:07pm

Let me answer that question in the subheading:  No.  The world ends because the Mayan calendar ends.  They didn't say anything about politics or anything else.  This movie however is a matter of "What if?", so we don't know if the world is gonna end.

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The Sarah Palin thing wasn't a serious question. Yes, the Mayan calendar does end around late 2012, however, there is no mentioning anywhere about this having anything to do with the world coming to an end, it's just an end to the solar cycle that the Mayan's used. So in the end, this is just as you said "a big what if" movie. And Julian is right, it should have been released for 2012 for the full effect.

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For fun, it might be interesting to note that it's very possible that 2012 relates to the end of the current celestial cycle, which began at approxiamately 0 CE. It could've actually began before that, but there is a lot of astronomical evidence as relates to the beginning of this particular cycle and the beginnings of Christianity, and why they thought the world was going to end in 1999, etc.
My point, I guess, is that the world isn't going to end, we may be in a new celestial cycle is all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2009 at 1:18pm
Let's put it this way...if anyone sees me in a theater actually watching this movie, you'll know the world is going to end about 10 minutes later
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Let's put it this way...if anyone sees me in a theater actually watching this movie, you'll know the world is going to end about 10 minutes later
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2009 at 2:16pm

Originally posted by dEd Grimley

If 2012 stays where it is, I may have to give up on society and become a Tibetan Monk. No joke as it relates to the trailer.

The hairstyle kind of sucks and I've never seen a Tibetan Monk get savagely raped by 400 young, blonde cheerleaders. I'd reconsider.

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How about the solar flare theory for 2012?  Sun hits center of galaxy, sneezes out a flare onto Earth, and the world is cooked.  End of film.  Then again, how much of this film takes place before the disasters occur?
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Originally posted by Berrynoia

How about the solar flare theory for 2012?  Sun hits center of galaxy, sneezes out a flare onto Earth, and the world is cooked.  End of film.  Then again, how much of this film takes place before the disasters occur?

Have you been watching Knowing?
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Yeah, I'm with you guys here. Even the positive reviews stated some big problems. Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay went from promising directors (though Bay redeemed himself with the first Transformers) to the biggest jokes towards internet users and the entertainment industry. What a sad world we live in, because they can churn out some surprises.
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Solar flare causing the end of the world? I would find it very funny if all that happens in 2012 is the planets all go into alinement ... and the world stays exactly the same.
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Perhaps I live a bit of a sheltered life, but I wasn't really aware of any predictions of the Earth ending as the result of an upcoming solar flare. The sun follows a rather regular cycle of activity that plays out every 11 years or so, and it doesn't have correlation to the positions of the planets. In fact, the only object in the solar system that has any signficant gravitational influence on the sun is Jupiter. The closest alignment of the planets that will occur in our lives happened a few years ago when all of the planets grouped within about a 40 degree arc. As I recall, the planet didn't come to an end, but if I missed something, please let me know.
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RT ratings are dropping rapidly. Down to 53% at the moment. It sounds like another case of the Hollywood early critic selection problem.
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