As planned, I’ve spent the day watching numerous not-very-good films, including S.W.A.T.: Firefight, (a sequel to ‘S.W.A.T.’, and somehow, worse than the original), and ‘Fallen’ (a film about teenage Nephilim, so I think you can imagine how bad it was).
However, the highlight (or lowlight, depending on how one looks at it), was a viewing of 2012. This is one of the most ridiculous disaster movies that has ever been made (not to mention one with what surely must be a record-breaking body count, since they must kill off at least 6.9 billion people during the course of the film). Its two redeeming features are these: firstly the fact that they gave John Cusack a significant role, and he manages to keep up his standard level of sarcasm even whilst trying to out-run a super-volcano in a camper van; and secondly, the fact that before watching the film I saw Dara O’Briain devote a decent chunk of his last stand-up show to ripping the ‘science bit’ of the film to shreds, even to the point of bringing on one of the actors from the film to re-enact the scene. Dara is hilarious, and having this in your head when you watch 2012 makes it oh so much funnier.
Here’s the clip from YouTube for you to enjoy (but which will make less sense if you haven’t seen the whole show, so I’d make an effort to get a hold of it):
In summary: bad science.