I need to get this off my chest... I have an irrational fear when it comes to natural disaster movies particularly earthquake-based ones. I still haven't seen the popcorn disaster flick San Andreas about the fault-line in my own backyard and for some oddly weird reason: I don't want to be in another earthquake while watching the movie.
Now before you get on me for sounding like a crazy person, there's actually a real incident that happened back in 2011. This was back when I was still in the Marine Corps and living out in town outside of base. My wife and I kept hearing about the movie 2012 which had been out for a couple years now, and we saw it on On Demand, so we decided to finally watch it. We made some popcorn and threw it on. It was the weekend so we had time to sit and relax on a sunny day. We snuggled up on the couch and started the movie.
Of course, there was the usual disaster movie setup but then something extremely strange happened. The very first earthquake of the story (in the beginning) started to shake in the movie... AND IN REAL LIFE!! Yes. We looked around and apparently we were literally having a small earthquake in our California apartment as things in our house shook back and forth. My wife and I had the same reaction, "man, I just thought the graphics in this movie were just that good!" We were extremely hesitant finishing the movie, unsure if it was somehow serendipitous that the earthquake happened the same time as the movie.
We did finish it but have never gone back to it again. It's been one of the weirder coincidences we've ever experienced in a movie - Mother Nature's 4D Movie Experience. Not going to lie, but I'm not a fan. Ever since then, I've had a thing about not watching natural disaster movies. Have any of you ever experienced something as weird as that? I would love to hear about it.
Written by: J Hooligan
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