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½ September 24, 2018
To give it credit 2012 doesn't try to be anything but a high budget CGI fest appealing to the lowest common denominator and as such it should make a killing at the box office worldwide. John Cusack, Woody Harrellson(relishing scenery chewing here) and Danny Glover are all on hand to collect a paycheck for standing or running in front of green screens- depending on your temperament 2012 is your call.(Shut your brains off and watch 2012).
September 23, 2018
Every cliche, head actor amazingly makes it out alive, characters die that aren't important to the story, Russian guy probably offended every Russian due to the stereotype. The modern story of Noah seems a bit far fetched. Reality, everyone would die, maybe 1 or 2 people might end up on an island if there was one but you have to ask, if the earth's core is dissolving, why isn't the ocean boiling? You just have to suspend reality for this I understand, but the corny acting, the female lead doesn't give the audience any love or interest in her. I expect more from Cusack, but I guess a paycheck is a paycheck.
½ September 17, 2018
Big budget extravaganza's entry in the dictionary should show 2012's poster. This is Ronald Emmerich's take on the apocalypse, which before the mentioned 2012 date was an actual possibility according to many people. Emmerich gives these deluded souls a visual perspective of how the final moments shall play out. This includes everything from mass wildfire the likes that will shame any real fire of the Californian landscape. Earthquakes which will dwarf the intensity of even imagined earthquakes such as the "big one" of North Pacifica and floods and destruction the kind one hopes to never have to have the misfortune of being in vicinity of. In other words if you want to see the planet barf you will enjoy 2012. If you are in for some characterization or plot than this film is bound to leave you disappointed. Had 2012 arrived before the Alien attacks of Independence Day maybe the reaction would have been much more boisterous but it comes in the day and age of too much CGI and special effects which renders it pretty much pedestrian at best. (Under the mercy of CGI and special effects).
September 1, 2018
Entertaining enough, although planes consistently dodging falling buildings does grow old quickly
½ August 13, 2018
2012 is Ronald Emmerich's take on the apocalypse, which before the mentioned 2012 date was an actual possibility according to many people. Emmerich gives these deluded souls a visual perspective of how the final moments shall play out. This includes everything from mass wildfire the likes that will shame any real fire of the Californian landscape. Earthquakes which will dwarf the intensity of even imagined earthquakes such as the "big one" of North Pacifica and floods and destruction the kind one hopes to never have to have the misfortune of being in vicinity of. In other words if you want to see the planet barf you will enjoy 2012. If you are in for some characterization or plot than this film is bound to leave you disappointed. Had 2012 arrived before the Alien attacks of Independence Day maybe the reaction would have been much more boisterous but it comes in the day and age of too much CGI and special effects which renders it pretty much pedestrian at best. (Big budget extravaganza with little in the way of plot or characters).
½ August 10, 2018
I like disaster movies, they're always entertaining. But John Cusack was a bad choice, and director Roland Emmerich it's just not creative.
½ August 9, 2018
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July 31, 2018
Good action and story
½ July 26, 2018
Visually, a good movie. Not sure what else much positive to say though. Overly dramatic... strange characters... casting is so/so.
July 16, 2018
2012 is a cliche disaster film that does nothing interesting within its long runtime. The characters have no depth and the plot is as thin as it is overstuffed, and no amount of collapsing buildings or continent-scale floods can save this abomination Roland Emmerich calls a movie.
June 21, 2018
If you want dazzling special effects, zero reasons to use your brain for 2 solid hours and a desire to see humans being destroyed by mother nature's fury this is the movie to see. To give it credit 2012 doesn't try to be anything but a high budget CGI fest appealing to the lowest common denominator and as such it should make a killing at the box office worldwide. John Cusack, Woody Harrellson(relishing scenery chewing here) and Danny Glover are all on hand to collect a paycheck for standing or running in front of green screens- depending on your temperament 2012 is your call.
½ June 20, 2018
2012 is full of silly acting, over the top action and unintenional humor.
June 1, 2018
While it is ridiculous and over the top there are still some fun disaster moments to be had. Worth a watch for lovers of disaster films but the average viewer can skip this one.
April 3, 2018
It's unique,has good green screening,an epic ending but it's just way too long and the start of the movie (15-30 mns) is extremely boring. But it was none the less pretty good so 6.5/10
April 2, 2018
2012 is outrageously over the top but its global scale and unbelievable antics make this a good watch. It is total nonsense from start to finish and Roland Emmerich is a master at this type of movie which is nothing more than a time passer. You have to appreciate the movies effects and effort but really it all a little melodramatic to be really applauded. Its a long movie but in terms of sizeable action you get your fair share and although it drags a bit towards the end you know that this is a watch once only type of movie.
½ March 28, 2018
So yeah it's just the story of Noah but for an armageddon situation that technically wasn't armageddon because there were people that lived in the end. While the cast is stellar, it's plot is thin at best and was clearly written in a hurry to jump on the wave of apocalyptic concerns at the time. Nonetheless, if you're not expecting much and understand it's meant to exploit people's ludicrous fears of the world ending, you'll have a good time. Otherwise, it's a meh movie at best.
March 26, 2018
A huge disappointment. With such a raw story, "2012" is slow paced and hard to watch.
½ March 24, 2018
The fact that this piece of crap grossed so much makes me lose faith in the human race. If you regularly play with action figures, the logic of this movie should fit you.
March 19, 2018
If only i died in 2012 ...
March 19, 2018
There are some fantastic special effects in this movie ! I would have loved to have watched it at the Cinema. Not much of a story, it's just a great ride !
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