Thursday, November 19, 2009

More movie follow-up thoughts

So after having End of the World dreams all night last night, I just can't get this movie out of my head and I wanted to share some more insights with you all dear readers.

One character in the movie is named Charlie, and he is the crazy guy that lives in Yellowstone and broadcasts on AM radio about the coming of the end times while eating pickles and beer. There is one scene between Charlie and the main character played by John Cusack (sp?) where John needs to get the map that Charlie has of where the ships are hiding. Charlie tells him "The map is in the motor home on the shelf between Conspiracies...and...Marilyn Monroe! You know, the Dewey Decimal System!!!" Now, who but LIBRARIANS know the Dewey Decimal System??? And who are the keepers and organizers of information in this crazy world? LIBRARIANS!!! AND, who is going to survive the End of the World? That's right--LIBRARIANS!!! Plus, I LOVE pickles and beer! The coincidences are mind-boggling!

Now, speaking of coincidences-this one was brought up by our resident bomb shelter nurse, my very own Best Mom! She noticed another similarity between the names of the people in the movie and the names of our bomb shelter dwellers--the actress Amanda Peet is a combination of AMANDA and her bomb shelter life-mate Peeeeeeeeeeete! I could hardly believe it when I realized that this was true and am very thankful to the Best Mom for pointing that out. It is yet more proof that this movie is the harbinger of what is to come!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2012 is here...

In a theater near you!

Tonight my bomb shelter life-mate and I had a hot date night and we decided to go see the movie 2012 since that is what we are all about here. While it will still take some time for me to fully process the 3 hour movie (As Rye-Bread noted "It's the end of the world, it's going to take a while") I wanted to blog a little bit about my first impressions.

The first thing that is eerily similar to real life with the movie 2012 is the fact that one of the main characters is a black man named Adrian. I was once a black man during Mock Trial in high school, and my name ALSO happens to be Adrienne, which is the correct spelling, but what are you going to do. Secondly, another main character in the movie is played by Amanda Peet. Interestingly, Pink Panda's alter ego is AMANDA. Coincidence? I think not. Oh, and there is a black President. And currently WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT, whose term ENDS IN 2012!!! Holy crap!

Now, to get to the plot of the movie. Airplanes play a big part in the plot because they are what the main characters use to get out of danger and get to the giant arks in China. Now, I am SOOOOO glad that we have two pilots in our bomb shelter retinue so that we can commandeer planes should we need to abandon bomb shelter and I urge you, dear readers, to also recruit a pilot for your shelter. You will be glad you did.

One thing that I have noticed from all the End of the World as we Know It movies is the underlying Christian theme. Knowing had the children go on a giant spaceship to the Garden of Eden. 2012 had everyone getting on giant arks. There was even a scene of 2 elephants and 2 giraffes being airlifted to China for the arks. Now I don't know if the filmmakers are urging everyone to turn back to religion in these end times or if it's just a coincidence but I am going to cover my butt with the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "Jesus, Allah, Buddha I love you all!"