Sunday, January 31, 2010

End times... 2 movies

We returned this afternoon from the theatre where we saw Legion. This is about the end of world as we know it. But with the premise that God has given up on humanity. "The first time he gave up, he sent the flood, this time he sent the angels." But one of the angels disagrees. Archangel Michael decides there is hope for humanity. So he and a small group of people end up fighting the zombied people that show up to kill a pregnant woman. The baby was Michael's assignment -- he was supposed to kill the baby, ends up protecting the mother until her child is born. Instead he ends up fighting with the angel Gabriel.

This film was quite dark with a motley mix of characters. There are moments of hope throughout, but the film was still quite dark.

We went to see 2012 two weeks ago. It is also about the end of days but with a different spin and different feel. John Cusack is the protagonist of this film. Essentially the western American coast is about to fall into the sea. While Legion is a sci-fi thriller, 2012 is more of an action flick. 2012 is based on the premise that Mayan prediction is true. The world will end in 2012. This film is about about is our priorities in life, even in times of crisis, what would we do? Would it be every man/woman for them selves? or would we have compassion and help our fellow travelers in the journey?


Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Anonymous said...

Survival group against God?? LOL. Good luck with that. Truth is, no one knows the exact time this will happen except the man upstairs, however, I firmly believe that there are people placed here by God that post the warning signs and it's up to you to take heed.
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ReverendKathryn said...

Since the dawn of times, there have been predictions about the end of the world. I have no idea when that will happen. Just as you said, only the "man upstairs" knows when that is. I think that it is obviously important for us "earthlings" to remember that we aren't the only beings in the universe and that our actions/inactions have consequences. Our society is getting quite greedy for material things and doesn't always consider what is really important in the end. Hence the possibility of the "end of the world" happening in our life time, (while some is unfathomable, incomprehensible, overwhelming, what have you) it is in deed a wake up call for us to think about what our priorities are, what our focus is, and why we do what we do. In the end of it all, will we be content with what we have accomplished/achieved with the one life that G_d has given us?