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2012: So bad it's inspiring?

Doomsday-themed film might doom us all

| Written by makarona

Sun, 11/22/2009 - 03:30

Rarely has a film inspired a generation in the way that the latest end-of-the-world flick, 2012, has.

Dismayed by the realization that the pinnacle of civilization has led human beings to spend millions of dollars to make this film, many who have seen 2012 are now actively trying to literally end civilization.

“Once you realize that modern culture can come up with something like this,” says one apocalyptic-looking youth, “you know it’s time to hit the rewind button.”

The film, which, controversially, portrays a black American president, breaks other ethnic stereotypes as well, and features a comic relief role played by an Indian scientist (with a near genuine Indian accent!) and also boasts an old Asian wise man – incidentally, and undoubtedly for dramatic effect, all these characters die in the film.

“Don’t get me wrong,” says another 2012-inspired youth, “this film has some stunning visuals – it’s just that whenever there was any dialogue on the screen I felt like eating my own poo just to remind myself there are worse things out there.”

The Egyptian film industry, realizing the potential use of 2012, is playing the motion picture for free in cafés and office buildings, and has issued a statement clarifying, “We don’t think anyone will ever be complaining again about weak storylines in Egyptian films after they see this.” 

EKT would like to point out that even though this article is under the "Arts" section, this is solely due to a general lack of articles in that section - it is not because this film is "artistic" in any way, shape or form.

Nadia Kamel

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 19:14

thank you very much, you made my day


Wed, 12/23/2009 - 14:25

Come on guys, the film was entertaining and that's it!!! It is upbeat thrill and there was no time for even undoing your trousers to get your poo out.


Tue, 01/19/2010 - 05:42

I suspect that the reason there might be a lack of things artistic to report on is:
Unfortunately, since Islam came to Egypt the only art that gets widespread attention is "religious art"; People making dull things, writing koranic verses on them and portraying them as art.
For thousands of years, Egypt was the creative, cultural capital of the entire world. Nowadays, if it doesn't have the word "Allah" in it somewhere, the art doesn't get made!
Witness the creative artistic genius that wrote the songs we hear on Egyptian TV during Ramadan: "Ramadan, ramadan, ramadan. Ya ramadan. Ramadan, ramadan, ramadan, ramadan, raaaa-maaaa-dan....."
It's hard to believe that the nation which built the only Wonder of the World which is still standing 5,000 years after being built, allows such non-creative drivel to pollute the airwaves...

What? Me, bitter?

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