2012

2012

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Critic Review - New Yorker

2012 is so long, and its special effects are at once so outrageous and so thunderously predictable, that by the time I lurched from the theatre I felt that three years had actually passed and that the apocalypse was due any second.

November 16, 2009 Full Review Source: New Yorker | Comments (8)
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Shadowblitz

Rob T

Its obvious critics like this guy dont really even like action / disaster movies, so why the hell bother to even see it? Just so you can bash it in a review to make yourself feel better? Reminds me of people that dont like kids who become teachers.
It drives me nuts when these morons look for Shakespear in action movies.
If you look back on the reviews these dimwits have given great action classics in the past, youll see their opinions have no worth what-so-ever.

Nov 20 - 08:43 PM

Hayden Schmitter

Hayden Schmitter

I think he needs to stay in his genre but the script could have been better.

Jun 11 - 08:59 PM

holdorfoldm

Ben Cable

Excellent review Anthony. Could not have said it better myself. This makes Snakes on a Plane look like Casablanca, and who thought that any movie would make one yearn for the "good old days" of disaster films when Dante's Peak and Volcano were release within a few weeks of one another. When the DVD comes out, maybe Shadow can add it to his collection, right next to White Chicks and The New Guy. In fact, I think this movie would have been a bit more watchable if it actually stared the Wayans Brothers.

Nov 28 - 07:03 AM

Jeff M.

Jeff Munski

Like he said, it's a shame when you don't give some really great actors something interesting to do or say other than to just be fodder for the special effects. From what I've heard about this flick, it doesn't even sound as good as the stereo-types of disaster flicks that Mad magazine used to parody back in the 70's.

Dec 28 - 11:34 PM

Neopolitana B.

Neopolitana Bonaparti

Great review Anthony

Mar 7 - 05:03 AM

Adrian Rosas

Adrian Rosas

your a pussy

Jan 23 - 05:51 PM

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

YOU are the pussy

Jul 9 - 07:42 AM

Evan Gunar

Evan Gunar

The greatest thing about this film is that it actually made me doubt that 2012 was the end of the world.

Aug 26 - 10:58 PM

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