Monday, November 16, 2009

Blockbuster !


HERE IT IS MONDAY AGAIN. SOME FOLKS REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE TOP EARNING movie of the weekend is. If a blockbuster thriller about the end of the world has hit the movie houses, you can bet your popcorn that it's going to come in #1.
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Critics weep as once more the box office reflects the taste of the country, which seems to be made up of 12 year old boys with too much spending money. "Non-thinkers" rushed to this doomsday flick. Lest I forget to inform you, the movie is "2012". It raked in $65,000,000, making it one of the biggest openings of the year, and the highest worldwide "ever" for an original movie. Meaning, not part of a franchise, or pre-existing brand.
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Sony hooked onto a brilliant marketing campaign, which emphasizes the Mayan prediction that the world will end in December, 2012. I for one really trust the Mayans...they discovered chocolate, right? That makes them pretty credible in my view.
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I'm generally one of those East Coast snobs who tsk at this sort of fare. Yet joining fiction to truth, 2012 seems a reasonable date for us to finally be forced to settle the healthcare question, by reason or by special effects. Or act of God.

10 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh dear, you'd better all come over to the Secret Portal and I'll have a rescue bus waiting!

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
I'm already on line, just open that door!!

martine frampton said...

But I just love Independence Day and Day after Tomorrow so surely I am just going to love this, even without Jeff Goldblum. I was so looking forward to a good disaster movie and now everyone says it's crap, what's a girl to do, my daughter won't come with me!
thanks for sharing
much love Martine

Lyn said...

Hi Martine-
Thanks so much for visiting...bet you can get someone to go with you!
Noticed that you list "We Have Always Lived in the Castle", as a fav..some book, huh?

A Cuban In London said...

My only gripe is that John Cusack is in it. I had so many hopes for this fine fellow. The Grifters, High Fidelity, he looked promising. Oh, well, at least his sister is still a good actress.

Thanks for the review.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
I never thought of the Cusak angle,interesting..The Grifters..thanks for reminding me of that unique film!

corabela said...

I've come to the opinion that humans collectively create their destiny by the majority of images they hold in their minds. The fact that so many non-thinkers (i.e. create by default people) are flocking to this makes me nervous.

Lyn said...

Hi corabela-
Thanks for stopping by..I do agree that collective thoughts held, lead to action, for good or evil..it was ever thus..
I also think that those who flock to this sort of fare, are sated enough not to cause too much real trouble! Except for the extreme ones...

Deedee said...

My CCD class of seven twelve year olds asked me if I was worried about the world ending in 2012. It's a shame that kids have to worry about things like this. I recently read an article explaining that the Mayans didn't really believe that the world will end on this date - the calendar just happened to end there- after all, it had to end someplace.

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
That's a really good explanation..like they ran out of paper! And it's ended for the Mayans anyway, hasn't it? What, me worry??

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