Islam – 1, Hollywood – 0.

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I’m gonna sing the doom song now…

When I was doing my student teaching a couple of years ago, one of my students was a little freaked out over the impending doom that would occur in the year 2012. That is the year the Mayans supposedly foretell DOOM for the planet Earth. Of course, the Mayans failed to see their own demise, so why we should trust them is beyond me. But anyway. Hollywood, ever eager to make $$$$$ on the destruction of the Earth has this week-end released their rendition of what the end of the world will look like. 2012 has made good money so far:

…this weekend’s great numbers for 2012 prove once again the irrelevance of movie critics and bad buzz (only 36% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes) and the effectiveness of early and relentless marketing. Not to mention everyone’s seemingly insatiable appetite for world annhilation especially when it targets iconic landmarks. “Really, how many times can you get away with destroying the White House? Nice touch taking out the Vatican, though, even with the Pontiff on the balcony,” snarked a rival studio exec to me.

Though I have great contempt for this kind of mindless stupid CGI driven ridiculous type of movie, I have nothing against destroying things per-se, and as a neo-agnostic, I personally don’t care about the destruction of the Vatican on film. Ultimately, it’s just a building. Hell, one big earthquake in the region will probably take it down in our lifetime. That said, I call out the Hollywood producers who guided the direction of the movie. This last bit appears at the end of the above quoted paragraph:

(But when [director Roland] Emmerich proposed demolishing a sacred Muslim shrine, his colleagues freaked out about a possible fatwa — and the idea was dropped.)

What spineless chickens! This is the South Park Muhammad thing all over again (which by design made the studio dimwits who censored that look like complete idiots – I love you Trey and Matt). I normally don’t support boycotts, as they do no good, and the boycotters usually end up looking like idiots. But I’ll make an exception here. Christians, have at it!!!

PS. Word has it that there is a 2013 series in the works. 🙁

3 Comments to “Islam – 1, Hollywood – 0.”

  1. By Tweed, November 16, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    Well, I haven’t seen the movie, but I’d just like to point out that the mayans never said anything about doom or the end of the world. 12/21/2012 is just the end of their calendar. A five part calendar that, maybe coincidentally, had a major event happen at the end of each of the first four cycles. I was actually kinda upset to hear about this film, seeing as, at least what i’ve heard about the film, and you seem to have confirmed, this is probably the least likely scenario for 2012, if anything happens at all.

  2. By Sonicfrog, November 16, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    Oh, don’t worry. I know about the Mayan calendar ending. The whole “End Of The World” thing is ridiculous.

  3. By Jeff Alberts, November 17, 2009 @ 5:42 am

    (But when [director Roland] Emmerich proposed demolishing a sacred Muslim shrine, his colleagues freaked out about a possible fatwa — and the idea was dropped.)

    I guess terrorism works after all. And if Islam is a peaceful religion, why would there be a fat-woman? Muslims need to just STFU and go suck a camel.

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