Posts tagged with “2012”
I am a high school English teacher in Honduras, Central America. In my eleventh and twelfth-grade classes, we’ve begun a section on how to write “Persuasive Evaluations” of film. The last assigment was to write a movie review about BBC’s Planet Earth. The reviews came out marvelously. Here are a couple excerpts on the chapters entitled “Caves” and “Ocean Deep”:
“The content of the movie “Caves” is really good because we can learn a lot just by watching the movie. What makes this movie a good movie is that there is no exaggeration in this movie, not like in the case of the movie “2012″ where they overexaggerate about every single detail of that movie. If you are planning to go and see “2012″ you better go and watch the BBC’s “Planet Earth: Caves”.
-Julio Sarmiento, 12th
“Eventhough “Caves” is not a movie and it is a documental, it can be compared to a horror movie because it attracts the audience’s attention, and eventhough you can consider it gross when the cucarache [cockroaches] eat the bats, it is scary to see how animals eat each other. This scene can be compared for example in horror movies when the monster eat the humans.”
-Ramon Montes, 12th
“I don’t believe filming underwater is easy. Getting some of the shots they got for “Deep Ocean” was pretty nice. They got some cool close-up shots of a white-tip shark. Good job for that, my respects.
But I was a little dissapointed of the filming they did on the blue whales. To be honest, I’ve seen closer underwater filming of blue whales that this one.
Besides that, the documentary is well done. Cool information, cool shots, cool animals, cool documentary.”
-Leo Andino, 11th
Here’s a suspenseful clip: Planet Earth: Caves: Borneo and Bat Droppings
So you have no idea what the heck D-Box Motion Code (TM) is? Join the club. The club of which I am no longer a member. Because I have experienced the D-Box in all its glory (!) and have returned, slightly rumpled but relatively unchanged, to tell you all about this fun, silly, and more expensive (varying between $6-$10 more than a normal feature) way to enjoy your favorite, hopefully deafening theatrical releases that happen to be released in this exciting (read: sitting on a subwoofer) and loud (what?) format.
You may have noticed the in-no-way-unassuming D-Box display drawing stares from 8yo boys (and your boyfriend) in the lobby of your local D-Box-equipped theater. Do not be afraid of said display—two bucking D-Box seats in front of a mini screen showing a promo loop of D-Box infused scenes from blockbusters like 2012 and the new Sherlock Holmes—plop right down and test it out. What you’ll find is a cherry red (radical!) modern and comfortable theater seat (albeit slightly firmer and with less of a headrest than most), with two obvious distinctions: a small control panel at the front of the right arm rest with four settings to control the intensity of the movement and vibration, and a mother subwoofer under the seat. Basically, D-Box is an advanced version of the “4-D” motion seats you’ve (maybe?) enjoyed in tourist spots throughout America, from Branson, MO to Niagara Falls, Canada (wherever THAT state is!), where the seats wiggle and bounce and follow the action on screen in an immersive (fake word) experience that allows the viewer to take part in the action on screen. D-Box takes that format, which usually accompanied short 20-30 minute thrill-seeker fare (NOW YOU’RE ON A ROLLER COASTER! NOW YOU’RE FLYIN’ A BI-PLANE!), and applies it to the Hollywood Blockbuster, with more active and precisely coordinated motions that can ripple wave-like through the seat cushions, and louder, vibrating sensations that make every explosion personally interact with the viewer’s suddenly liquefying innards. Read more »