Yesterday was, of course, the long-awaited day of the apocalypse, as we reached the end of the Mayan calendar. The fact that the descendants of the Maya didn’t buy this interpretation was, of course, beside the point, as were all the reassurances from scientists that there was no evidence for an imminent magnetic reversal/rogue planet/meteor shower/superplanetary alignment that would doom us all, and we’re screwing up the planet quite happily all by ourselves, thanks very much.
Anne and I were not surprised as the 21st December 2012 drew to a close with the closest we’d come to disaster being a few inches of snow and a squirrel raiding the bird feeder. But, in the spirit of the day, we decided that if we couldn’t experience a real Apocalypse, we’d treat ourselves to the most over-the-top fake one we had access too, in the form of 2012. Sensing that perhaps the quality and scientific accuracy of this film might promote some ranting, we also fired up our Twitter accounts. Much snark ensued.
As it turns out, even the worst movies can be the centre of a fun evening, if you have the right tools available.