June 01, 2004
I'll probably go watch this movie, just to see if I can get through the entire propaganda effort without barfing in my popcorn box. The review I linked to isn't negative, but it does fuel my suspicions that the movie is a cliche-ridden, Gaia-worshipping, tree-hugging manifesto of environmentalist bullshit.
Of course, as an exercise in the pure Willing Suspension of Disbelief, it might be a good way to kill a couple of hours. I like cheesy, end-of-the-world movies, and the more ridiculous they are, the more I like them. I grew up watching B-grade science fiction movies at the Avon Theater on Broughton Street in Savannah. I always liked the scene at the end, where some dignified-looking "scientist" in a lab coat said, "There are some things best left alone by mankind."
Sounds a lot like today's "Precautionary Principle" to me.
Al Gore probably believes that the movie is gospel truth, just weeks away from actually happening if we don't ratify the Koyoto Accords.
I remember those movies too. Along with the scientist, there was the scientist's beautiful daughter / lab assistant, and of course the square jawed stranger in town/ young man just out of the service/fella with the hot car. In other words hero (Steve McQueen did well as one of those).
Then there was the monster brought about by the "unknown evils" of atomic energy or some other area that directly ties into your dignified scientist's famous last words.
Hey, a box of popcorn, box of Ju-Ju-Bee's, and a Coke (*all* for less than a dollar) and you were set.
And remember when they used to start the movies with "The Star Spangled Banner" followed by comming attractions, then a couple of cartoons, and *then* the feature film? And that was only 50 to 75 cents for a saturday mattinee.
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE so read important scientific research result declaring Bill Clinton's presidency the best ever. OH PLEASE AMERICA!!! Wake up and smell the ozon layer.
According to MoveOn.org it's The Movie the White House Doesn't Want You To See!
But, wait; there's more:
"To prevent a climate crisis, Congress and
President Bush must immediately enact the
McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act."
I don't know whether to laugh or vomit. Oops, guess it'll be both...
Skip TDAT, go see Van Helsing. Better chase scenes.
Come on, nobody believes that the movie is an accurate depiction of climate change (except for maybe some dumb 11-year-olds in the theater). Even the moveon.org entry recognizes that it's sci fi. Actual variation of a few degrees C per century makes for a pretty boring movie...
I saw the movie. It sucked the big one. The only thing good about it was the special effect scene of the massive tidal wave that washed out NYC. The tornadoes in LA were yawners. The story line was terrible and oh, was there a political statement?????
This guy did a scathingly funny review:
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