Sunday, June 21, 2009

2012 Title Animation Has Partly-Hidden Message of Doom

If you've watched the trailer of the movie 2012, you may or may not have noticed that there are words written on the first number "2" of the 2012 title in the movie ID animation sequence at the end. The animation is too fast for you to read it in full, but it is just enough for your mind to take in the word "apocalypse" together with other words like "into a place."

While you can surmise as to where director Roland Emmerich (left) and writer Harold Kloser got the phrase, it's likely used to give viewers a sense of dread as the year 2012 nears. It does have some Biblical echoes and you'd likely find something similar if you look in the Book of Revelation. But let's not get too deep, it's just a movie after all - one that's banking on the people's fear of the end of the world - for it to become a blockbuster. It has lots of special visual imagery, but it has one or two graphical special effects that should have been redone to fix mistakes.

Discover what's wrong with the eclipse effect in the 2012 trailer.

Hear is a news video about a doomsday cult in Russia. This is about real people waiting for the end of the world.

1 comment:

Johney said...

Someone @ actually believed the hidden text is from the bible "Revelation:

Revelations (16:16): “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon (here Apocalypse)”.

Here is the source: