Here's the plot for 2012: a global
mega of disasters hit all at once to end the world, with a body
count in the billions.
And of course you only have to identify
with a small group of survivors (the movie stars).
The rest are just like specks of sand on
If you are anything like me, you'll be
thoroughly entertained most of the time, but hate yourself for
liking it afterwards.
The film has very little to do with acting;
it's all about effects. Point #2 -- effects. Point #3 -- effects.
Get the point? Effects.
If you liked the trailer, you'll enjoy
the film. It's a lot of fun, so scissors up for effects.
Solar flares cause the Earth's core to
heat up, causing earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, and eventually
massive tsunamis and flooding.
It's a by-the-numbers disaster flick filled
with awesome special effects and absolutely predictable from
start to finish.
It's full of cliched, one-dimensional characters
and corny dialog.
And it's hilariously bad and over-long.
Disaster director Roland Emmerich gives
you everything you expect in this formula sci-fi action motion
picture, and also gives it to you in a much bigger, overblown,
The experience is caused when the core
of the Earth begins to overheat. Then the Earth's crust becomes
unstable and blows up, creating what looks like the end of the
The computer-generated effects keep you
on the edge of your seat.
The destruction in this movie is so massive
and mind-boggling that it's hard to imagine.
It's a cataclysm to end all cataclysms.