Saturday, March 13, 2010


I don't know how big of a deal this movie has gotten to be back in the west, but out here it is the have-to-see-flick of the year. Everyone on the street is buzzing with talk of this movie. I have now watched it in both English and Uyghur, and while yes the cinematography and special effects are pretty amazing, like when all of California falls into the ocean, the truth is I still don't really know what all the fuss is about.

But apparently this movie has a lot of people worried about the end times. There are men standing on street corners selling nothing but copies of this one movie, reminding people to be prepared for the end. The movie shows rich people being able to buy their salvation. My friends here see themselves as having no hope to be saved if this is the case.

1 comment:

John Mocambique said...

Haven't seen this one yet - but I have seen 3 other of the director's movies. They all have lots of massive scale destruction with some glimmers of hope as people band together to try and survive. The world isn't going to end in 2012 (remember Y2K?) but it is always good to be reminded of ones mortality and the need to focus on those things that are most important.