Unwatchable : 2012

· 5 min read
This is looks like a disaster movie and by that I mean a disaster of a movie. I really can't think of anything bad to say about it other than 'aaaaaaahhhhhh!'. The only way that this movie is any good is if the movie realizes that it is yet another disaster movie and tries to completely over-do the lesser disaster movies. The preview shows none of this. It actually just shows John Cusack (whom I love) in a endless stream of suspenseful moments. Quite incredible that he is normally in a car or airplane or some other metal casing with windows. I guess in the end-times you do that a lot. Apparently there was a secret project to create a few super-arks that they would fly all of humanity into and then save it that way. They also air-drop some animals into it for good measure. I wouldn't be surprised if they are re-using the stuff from Evan Almighty. I am not even going to mention how they call the Mayans the 'earliest civilization' which could not possibly be any further from the truth. Oh, there I went mentioning it. Prediction : I really don't expect much from this movie and its timing is kind of odd but hey, at least it doesn't have Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise in it... I'm looking at you War of the Worlds (2005). Actual Review: This is fun. "2012" delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year. It even has real actors in it. Like all the best disaster movies, it's funniest at its most hysterical. You think you've seen end-of-the-world movies? This one ends the world, stomps on it, grinds it up and spits it out. (3 1/2 stars) - Roger Ebert (link)