Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2012 as a pop culture phenomenon


This is an interesting article that appeared in this last Sunday's Denver Post. In it, the journalist examines the recent surge in movies that feature the end times as a plot. Pink Panda and I have blogged about this before, when MySpace had an ad for the movie "2012" and also right after we saw the ultimately disappointing movie "Knowing" but I think it is interesting that the whole notion of 2012 and something big going down is becoming more mainstream. Could it be that people are playing on our deep-seated fears of the end of the world to make money? Or are they actually trying to give us some ideas on how to cope and endure through this trying time? I would love to hear your thoughts, dear readers!

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