27 December 2009

2012

Disclaimer: I went in knowing this would be bad. At least it wasn't Transformers 2.

In 2010, a Hindi scientist discovers that nutrinos from space (dear god, yes) are bombarding the earth and ripping apart the crust, core, and whatever contrivances the writer/director comes up.

None of this matters, because all we want is to see crap blowing up.

Sadly, we get the same three scenes over and over again for 2.5 hours. Either we hear politicians talk about the escape plan, a plane/car races away from disaster, or John Cusack's family is having dysfunctional family issues.

And just when you think a crisis is averted, there's another one and another one... just idiotic. Not tense. Towering Inferno is tense. This is inane. There's even an ethical debate about saving some 500 or so lives even though less than 1% of the planet is going to survive 2012 anyway.

Lame.

Lame.

And you know what? I don't have the energy to go on in too much depth about it. Suffice to say, the film has as much depth as any else Roland Emmerich has made. Not as bad as ID4 or 10,000 B.C., but still bad.

If you like explosions and Russian accents, check it out. If you like to see Tibet crushed under the heel of China, it has that too.