Have you watched the 2012 flick? For those who would like to see the visualisation of the Doomsday prophesied by the ancient Mayans you might be eagerly, willingly and ungrudgingly ready for the long ticket line just to be acquainted with the apocalypse. Yes, it also happened to me, I had to join the ticket queue and got stuck in it for nearly one and a half hour just to get the tickets for me and for the rest of my family (what else could I do? As a good citizen I don’t push in or jump a queue). And that ‘long’ period of queuing time seems a little bit wasted soon after I know the conclusion of the movie.
The movie itself, of course, has near-all of Hollywood clichés, however being full of breathtaking modern digitised effects, for those who are always filled with sci-fi imagination in their heads, this flick can’t be outright boring. But in the end of the movie, I just realised that something is not right with the plot of the movie. It is not like the Doomsday I thought of. It is just merely a visualisation of massive natural catastrophes that occur globally! To me, it is not like the Doomsday at all!
What makes me think that this movie is not about the end of the world? It’s simple. Because in the end of the movie, you still see people being saved in modern Noah’s arks and the arks seem to float happily safely ever after or at least until the global floods recede and they find higher lands where they can go on with their lives. In short, after ‘the Doomsday’ prophesied by the Mayans you still see sunshiny days that spark off hopes for life. This is not what I had in mind. In my mind, the Doomsday is the real end of the Earth, where no more living things can exist on the planet afterwards. To my mind, interplanetary collision, the stoppage of solar nuclear reaction, or maybe a gargantuan meteor that hits planet Earth can depict more horror of doomsday than earthquakes, tectonic plate shifting and tsunamis staged in this movie.
However, it is always up to you to perceive what the Doomsday will look like. To me, Hollywood has failed to visualise the real Doomsday, they obviously still stick to their trite grand scheme (actually it is not just Hollywood movies that do) that the main protagonists have to end up in happiness and joy. For some, who want to have a preview of the ‘real’ doom and gloom of the apocalypse on this movie, they might be discontented….