Sunday, February 8, 2009
As i often do on sunday, here is an article about an upcoming movie. It's not about Disney, but don't go away as you will see that it's fun.
You may have heard about it, December 21, 2012 is supposed to be the date of...the end of the world! Why? Because of an old Mayan prediction. The Mayas, as we all know, were pretty good in astronomy, and, well, according to them, an alignment of planets will occur when the sun rises above the horizon on December 21, 2012, at which point the sun will rise in the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy, thus causing an alignment between the earth, sun, and the galactic center.
From that point, many theories emerged. One of them say that a currently unknown planet, sometimes referred to as planet x or Nibiru, which supposedly has an odd orbit that only enters the local solar system every 3600 years will return in 2012 causing many problems. Another scenario is that a shift of the Earth's magnetic poles may occur, and that this will leave the earth vulnerable to harmful radiation from the sun.
Don't worry too much anyway, as according to NASA magnetic pole reversal does not occur on a particular day or year, but over the course of thousands of years. Furthermore, the magnetic field does not vanish during this natural cycle, but becomes more complex as it makes the transition.
However, and to comeback to the "movie article", Hollywood couldn't avoid to do a movie with such a brilliant script, and guess who's doing it? Roland Emmerich, Mr "Catastrophe movie" himself, the man who gave us "The Day after" or "Independence Day". So, there he goes again, directing the "end of the world" for almost the third time!
Here below is the first teaser of the "2012" movie, and i must admit it's pretty well done as in less than one minute, with just a Tibetan monk running to his temple in Tibet - and what happen next - the teaser succeed to give the feeling of a real end of the world. By the way, it's much better to watch it in high-def, so just go HERE.
Now, in Paris, a group of talented animators called Passion Paris did their "new year's video postcard" on this 2012 theme, having fun of all the different theories on this highly-expected-end-of-the-world. Not only this small piece of animation is very funny, but it's also done with talent, so don't miss it, and enjoy!
daily Motion videos: copyright Columbia and Passion Paris