2012, directed by Roland Emmerich, is another apocalyptic destruction of planet Earth with visual destructions of popular landmarks around the globe.
First the synopsis just like any other movie reviews, the Earth's core temperature is about to burst due to the alignment of all the planets thus causing heat build-up. Maybe because of global warming? And...well, that's about it. Oh, there's those metallic arks just like in Noah's Ark except that they are made of metal. Those metallic arks were build out of big-shot billionaire's funding, 1 million euros worth plus a single ticket to be included inside the ark.
The film is lengthy with spectacular special effects. Expect just that, all CG effects goodness while character developments are incongruous making hard, at least for me, to care for them. Main characters seem to take a front seat to witness the destruction of buildings, roads, highways and all infrastructures for their convenience and for the moviegoers' convenience while they fly away on a small aircraft. The main characters always managed to escape from fireballs spewing down, road cracks, black smokes just in a nick of time. It often felt unrealistic and was obviously done for film action magnitude.
The billionaire's thick Russian accent is annoying and so is the pilot's. The film managed to include humor along with the ride but it's mawkish and not amusing. I was totally bored with its lengthy action sequences despite its amazing special effects, I was kind of hoping for more emotional impacts in character progression but it only left me with just a list of soulless characters some died and some remain alive, who cares ?
I have seen a lot of apocalyptic destruction in the movies such as Earthquake, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day...disaster films like The Towering Inferno, Poseido Adventure...name it and I have seen it. 2012 is no exception, it's been done before and I think I'll gonna puke on this one for having seen what has already been done before.
My Ratings: 1 out of 5 Biscuits