Over the weekend my husband and I had 'date night'. We haven't done that in a long time but used to when the kids were little and we desperately needed a break and some real adult conversation. Anyway, we hit one of the first holiday movies to come out. 2012 was based on all the Doomsday Prophecies dealing with the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012. Don't think I'm going to give away any spoilers with this one. From all the trailers, it's fairly clear this is primarily a 'special effects' movie. And boy oh boy were they EVER good special effects. I stayed on the edge of my seat through the the whole damn show.
The movie advances several different storylines that all converge in a way, toward the end. I wasn't so much taken in by the whole concept of the world ending. Only an idiot would sell his worldly goods, sell his home, and quit his job based on such a thing. The way I see it, if the end comes, it comes and there's not a whole hell of a lot we can do about it.
What I DID find interesting was the way certain characters behaved during critical moments. I've touched on this subject before and find it so interesting. So what happens when the world is falling apart? Do you risk your life for another or does survival of the fittest kick in leaving you ready to kick your fellow man to the curb? What lies buried deep in our hearts at moments like these? Is it worth surviving if you have to tromp over everyone else to get there?