I was a bad girl. I went to the movies instead of marking papers. Perhaps I should have marked papers...
So I went and saw 2012
...just because Chiwetel Ejiofor had a major role in it. I'm sure he'd manage to act his way through the crappiest movies and yet would remain somehow untarnished because he's just a classy talented actor, and I hope this big movie would help his career but it's probably the worst film he has played in.
Don't get me wrong I like me some disaster movies from time to time– for example I actually enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow
despite a certain formulaic storyline (the brave daddy turned into a hero!)– but in this case the suspension of disbelief was really really impossible and I didn't think it was possible to write more clichés and more predictable scenes!
When I see a big Hollywood crap like that on the silver screen I love my tv shows even more.
Now it's Rugby time, we're playing South Africa for a test match! ETA:
They did it! They ruled the game and beat the world champions 20-13!
As usual it's a fact that we can beat any team during a test match but we can't do it when it's the world cup. Go figure. ETA 2
: I am not alone! via whedonesque
I found this article
! I can't help quoting the ending:
"The movie's most spectacular special effect is an actor. As far as I can recall, Ejiofor has never given a bad performance, although near the end of "2012" Emmerich, surely unwittingly, challenges that record by saddling him with an overwrought and overwritten speech about how necessary it is for human beings to treat one another with kindness and compassion -- otherwise, why save the human race at all? Ejiofor delivers this tin-can dialogue, which probably took Emmerich all of 12 minutes to write between bites of sandwich and phone calls to his agent, as if it were the St. Crispin's Day speech: With his perfect and yet wholly human enunciation, he turns a few dumb words into a tone poem of deep emotion and conviction. I leaned forward in my seat, gladly buying every syllable of this godforsaken baloney and then, when it was over, wishing there were more. The Rockies may tumble, Gibraltar may crumble, but Ejiofor, thank God, is here to stay."