Monday, November 30, 2009

Review: 2012

The wife and I went out to see 2012 on Saturday morning. It was an early show, and so the tickets were cheap. I can sum up how I feel about it in one sentence:

It was so remarkably stupid, but definitely entertaining.

The special effects were second to none (despite recycling some of the effects from The Day After Tomorrow), and the visuals were breathtaking. The acting was horrendous, the dialogue had such fine witticisms as 'no more Pull-Ups for me!', the science was completely nonsensical, and the overbearing social do-gooder agenda is enough to make even the most gooey liberal cringe and desire for all the people to die. But hey, at least Roland Emmerich didn't use a Dick Cheney look alike this time for the villain!

Honestly, we were laughing through some of the scenes that are *ostensibly* dramatic - such as when they are driving the limousine through downtown LA as everything is falling over and when St. Peter's crumbled to the ground and seeing the 'U.S.S. John F. Kennedy' fall on the White House and Danny Glover, who was 'too old for this sh*t!'

All we had to do was listen to the Mayans! Actually, no...but I covered that in a blog post about 2 months ago. Amazing how people will buy into nonsense like that. Anyway, if you want to spend 3 hours watching stuff blow up and chow down on some popcorn, this is the movie for you. If you think this is a realistic way of the world ending...pass. I mean really, earth crust displacement??

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