The first trailer for the movie Death to 2020 has been released. The movie is a topical comedy about the last person standing between humanity and destruction. It's been received well by critics so far, but what will it get before it's even released in theaters? We'll find out soon enough.
The movie is directed by Greg Garcia, who previously worked on the hit movie Stung and also produced the super shocker Let Me Go! He is now working with writer Michael De Luca on the script for Death to 2020. The movie revolves around a group of teenagers who get caught up in a global pandemic outbreak. Their only chance to survive is to get to the Los Angeles airport on time for their flight home. But once they do that, they face off against a new wave of violent teens, and the battle for their lives begins.
This is a dark comedy that contains some heavy themes. The whole premise of the story is about the power of viruses. In Death to 2020, we get to see a new virus that is being developed by a rogue behavioral psychologist. It doesn't take long for him to figure out how to develop this new pandemic and begin to turn the Los Angeles streets into a dangerous place. I'm not saying that this movie is as bad as some of the current viral videos. However, I am saying that it does have its share of issues.
For example, one of the main characters, Charley, was in an online relationship before he went to work. When he returns home, he finds everyone dead, and the police are on the scene. What follows is a series of events that will leave Charley questioning his sanity, and causing the deaths of his family. If one were to stop and think for a second, it would be obvious that the social networks and their current definitions of privacy were involved here. So while the pandemic itself may not have killed any humans this time around, the way that information was obtained was questionable.
But there's something much bigger than the death of six people to focus on here. It's the fact that Death to 2020 was given multiple awards at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. This shows that perhaps social media is more about popularity and reputation than actual facts. People seemed to like it, and voted it up on the Internet and other venues. Then President Obama gave a speech extolling the importance of the online community, and how much time people should spend online. This obviously has stirred up much time and energy, and given the fact that the President of the United States seems to have a lot of time on his hands, one could only assume that his online comments were well-received.
However, it appears that Death to 2020 was nothing more than the latest in a string of poorly-written, poorly-cast TV movies that fail to reach any sort of meaningful political content. The President of the United States of America might have a lot of time on his hands, but he doesn't seem to be spending any time reading up on his own popularity in the public opinion, or what his critics have to say. He seems to have forgotten that he was elected as President of the United States by the American People. The lesson to be learned here is that anyone who wants to run for office as a candidate for President of the United States of America needs to start getting that public perception game straight, or else he might spend his entire four years in office working behind the scenes.