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Spoiler alert – the Mayans were wrong. But don't let that spoil a look back at a movie that finds new ways to obliterate the world. Stuart Heritage checks out the destruction, on Channel 5 on Sunday at 9pm
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When 2012 was released in 2009, it came with a nifty built-in self-destruct mechanism. Back then there was a chance, however minuscule, that the Mayans were right and the world really was about to come to a spectacular end. However, now it is November 2013, and the Mayans are all feeling pretty stupid.
Anyone watching 2012 for the first time won't experience even the tiniest twinge of foreboding. Instead, they will just think that people in 2009 were all superstitious idiots. But you've seen 2012 before. That or you've got an impressively cavalier attitude toward spoilers. Either way, you're rewatching it purely for the spectacle.
So, has 2012 been permanently »
- Stuart Heritage
Previously, during the two week long 3-D film festival at the Egyptian Theatre, I had the pleasure to watch Creature From The Black Lagoon, House Of Wax, It Came From Outer Space, The Mad Magician and Jaws 3-D. This past Saturday night, I completed my experience with the World 3-D Film Expo with a screening of Jack Arnold’s Revenge Of The Creature, the sequel to the Universal classic Creature From The Black Lagoon.
As with many of the other screenings, I got to see Revenge in the format it was intended to be seen in, dual 35 mm, in luscious 3-D. The film had some great 3-D gags, and some fantastic underwater sequences, and didn’t look much worse for wear in comparison with Joe Alves’ Jaws 3-D. In fact, after seeing them both in such a short time, I was startled by the similarity in the two movies (in the less heralded sequels, »
- Andy Greene
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