We Were Warned.
Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
So now this film's existence is awkward.
Is it even worth my time to complain about this movie? I love the idea of disaster movies. I've always loved hypothetical television shows like "Life After People." When I was a little girl one of my favorite films was The Poseidon Adventure. When I was about 7 years old my favorite books were from The Boxcar Children series, I loved the idea of survival, starting over, at the age of 12, I couldn't put Z for Zachariah down. So, no, I didn't watch this movie just so I could say bad things about it, I watched it because I enjoy this sort of stuff. But, this time, it was just beyond ridiculous.
I am SO SICK of the "ex…
Roland Emmerich: Prophetic genius? Or money grubbing whore just looking for a disaster film to make?
The next 17 hours decides his fate.
If there’s one thing I hate more than anything else in this World, other than famine and murder and poverty, it’s seeing Hollywood chucking vast swathes of money at a film that has literally nothing to say about anyone or anything. Gone are the days when blockbusters meant more than just mindless characters and an over-reliance on CGI, replaced instead by an era in which we think it is acceptable to spend $200million on a film like 2012, money that would have been better spent on building a gigantic catapult with which we could launch Roland Emmerich into space, hence never having to suffer another of his mindless, idiotic and downright ludicrous disaster movies ever again. “We were warned”,…
Ha. I get it, It's a comedy.
why did i watch this
A film that isn't meant to be taken seriously, and can be enjoyable.
This movie boasts one of the most impressive casts of the last few years...but they're all being held hostage by a Roland Emmerich screenplay. No one's playing a character in this movie; everyone's playing a tired-out archetype, most of them seemingly atypical of Emmerich disaster pictures. And despite some great names like John Cusack (whom I love regularly) and Chiwetel Ejiofor, none of them really leave a mark. I purposely waited til AFTER December 21st, 2012 to watch this movie so I could laugh and roll my eyes at it even more. Seriously, this movie is even stupider now than when it came out. Now, I can't sit here and deny that Roland Emmerich has a real flair for staging…
I must be having a bad film month!
I had no preconceptions that this would be a great film before I watched it. But I loved Independence Day so I keep living in hope .
Big special effects, but get stuck in a rut very early into the movie. How many times does on family have to fly through tumbling skyscrapers.
As for the acting and plot, well I was tempted to believe I was watching a comedy spoof at times.
Still not the worst movie I've watched lately.
This disaster could've used a little more movie
Breathtaking special effects and decent acting are brought down a script almost saturated with sap and an uninspiring message.
German director, Roland Emmerich has made a career out of destroying major cities. First he brought us Independence Day, then came Godzilla, later The Day After Tomorrow, and now 2012. Last year he tried a slightly different movie, 10000 BC and failed so he went back to what he does best: destruction. His movies are known for the special effects and not so much for storylines or acting (and this was scientificaly proven in 10000 BC which was full of historical innacuracies and terrible acting) so we knew what to expect in 2012. His latest film is an improvement from last years fiasco and Godzilla as well, but it still fails to live up to his earlier works like Independence…
Film #2 of the June Challenge
Well, as it turns put, Roland Emmerich does not have foresight. And he destroys the White House. Again.
"No matter what happens, we'll all stay together"
How many times has that quote been said in disaster movies? Apparently one too many, because it's just one example in the catastrophic failure (get it?) that is 2012. Even if you ignore the idiocies of the title and premise, there's so much wrong with this. It's aggravating, because it could've been a decent disaster movie, if they changed the name and date.
Everyone knows what this film is about: The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012 and many conspiracy theorists cited that this was the date…
I will be honest, I enjoyed this movie alot. There are some problems though. The characters aren't likeable and they really look like they aren't trying at all in this movie. Also, this movie is hillarious. It tries so hard to be serious and thats why its funny. There is so much death scenes that make me crack up everytime they appear on screen. But besides that the humor in this movie is pretty good. Plus the visuals are good, the filming is excellent and overall I think its very enjoyable. I would buy the blu-ray just for the laughs in this movie. Its a fun time.