Exploding volcanoes, giant earthquakes, thousand meter tsunamis and a lot more can all be found in the disaster film 2012. When the earths crust begins to shift and cracks begin to form all over the planet a writer played by John Cusack and his ex-wife played by Amanda Peet grab their kids and try to leave California before it falls into the ocean. (You think I’m kidding?) They have received a map from a crazy conspiracy theorist played by Woody Harrelson that can lead them to huge ships in the Himalayas built by the leaders of the world led by the president of the United States played by Danny Glover. This film has more cracks in the logic, plot and story then the surface of the earth. There are so many clichés and it’s just so predictable I don’t even know where to begin. I can tell you that if someone tells you not to panic that is when you should run according to this movie. Now for the surprise. Yes this film is ridiculous but this is one of the most entertaining films of the year. It intense and actually has a sense of urgency but if anybody had roads, buildings and even whole states collapsing behind you as you run I’m sure they all would feel a sense of urgency. (I know all about urgency because when you are blind there always things falling behind you and you try to leave before anybody knows it’s you) I also hear this has some of the best computer graphics for a disaster film but maybe they could have cut down the time a little from 2 and a half hours. This film will be one of the biggest hits of the holidays and who am I to drop it below a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.