Friday, November 13, 2009
Movie review 2012
For the few who have no idea about why the #2012 is so important in this film this is the answer. The film is inspired by the idea of a global doomsday event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar's current cycle on or around December 21, 2012 (the northern hemisphere's winter solstice).
Well this film is about 158 minutes long and that's about 60 minutes too long. We are given some pretty good special effects but we are also given a horrible script to go along with it. We are shown the destruction of some world cities but after seeing a few of these, it just seemed to numbed down the audience. It was just destroying cities for the case of trying to cover up for a weak script.
To me the main problem with this film is that the film tries to tell us that when the world is in trouble that the world will come together to save humanity but instead we are given a story that the uber rich will only save themselves. To me, the film fails here and only after a horrible speech does humanity even try and save the world.
The film is an action/popcorn film, that deserves to be seen at least once. After that, the film deserves to be forgotten.
Jackson Curtis: When they tell you not to panic... that's when you run!