Thursday, November 19, 2009


Of course I saw this movie. It was exactly what I expected it to be—completely ridiculous but pretty entertaining. Roland Emmerich has now managed to make the same exact movie three times. Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 all have the exact same plot points, character archetypes, themes, beginnings and endings. And someone at the White House is always the bad guy. If only he'd listened to the warnings, everything could have been avoided!

This one had it all, too. First they drove faster than the earthquake behind them, barely outrunning it the whole time. Then they were able to board a plane and take off just in the nick of time as California crumbled beneath them.

Then you know what? They did the exact same thing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

And again in Las Vegas.

It was kind of like in The Day After Tomorrow when they outran the cold. Remember that? Jake Gyllenhaal can beat cold in a foot race. With wolves chasing him. While carrying a wounded friend in a sled.

That's probably how he became the Prince of Persia.

But you know what? As ridiculous as they are, I'll watch any of those movies any time they come on TV. Because what the hell else am I going to do?

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