This topic has been buried lately. This was quite the buzz back in 2010. During that time, I composed an article giving reasons to why the world will or will not end in 2012 (i.e this year). That article was published in the newspaper, but not online. Therefore, I shall post it here so that it can be read by a larger audience. Do note that this article is two years old. Some information might be invalid now.
For quite a while now, there has been talk of the ‘End of the World’ in 2012. And now, recently, scientists have predicted that the world might actually end and all life on Earth could finish. Some believe that it is the humans who will trigger this. Others suspect a deadly natural phenomena to occur, while the religious folks believe that it’ll be God who will push the ‘End’ button.
To begin with, I’d like to say that I do not like Marvel more than DC. I consider both of them to be equally good. That being said, I was not immoderately excited about the Avengers. I mean, sure I had watched Captain America, Thor and The Hulk in the theaters, and the Iron Man movies on BluRay, but even then, my excitement was limited. To be honest, I found all the Marvel movies, with the exception of Iron Man, to be lacking in some way or the other. I guess it’s because I was expecting too much. Don’t get me wrong, they were some really good movies, but I did not feel like they were up to the mark (like the Dark Knight, for example).
Therefore, I my expectations were limited. But then everything changed as I watched the trailers and looked into what the Avengers was. I even took the liberty of watching the original animated movie of the Avengers. That is when I developed interest and looked forward to the movie. I waited, and waited and now I have been rewarded for my patience.
My excitement had developed to such an extent that I had that wide grin on my face when I woke up today. I buzzed with excitement as the movie started. Literally. And even after the movie ended, the feeling was still there.
Yes, people. The Avengers is a success. It even comes close to being a masterpiece.
There’s a reason why Iron Man and Hulk are at the best positions in this poster
“Oh my God what do I see, over my shoulder
Now that a year’s gone by
can’t escape this memory, its burning brighter
Now that a year’s gone by”
-Hootie and The Blowfish.
True that another year has gone by. In my part of the world, it is already new years and the year 2012 has started! As much as I would like to pretend to be Buddha and ask for world peace, I would probably reluctantly gravitate towards something else. Continue Reading