- every time you're in disbelief that JOHN CUSACK is the actual hero of this movie
- every time Cusack + friends just barely outrun the literal collapse of a a continent or a tsunami (seriously, it happens at least 4 times)
- every time someone in the Cusack + friends club has an absurdly convenient skill for no reason pertaining to the character's personality (ex. being able to fly a plane)
- every time a piece of dialogue is mirrored with a catastrophic event (ex. "there's something pulling us apart")
- every time Woody Harrelson eats something pickled, talks about pickling/fermentation or shows his fermentation jars
- every time you agree with the "villain" (Oliver Platt)
- every time the scientists' predictions are completely wrong
- every time the scientists claim their predictions must be meticulously followed despite the fact that they have all been completely wrong
- every time John Cusack would 100% have died
It had potential, I'll give it that much. But it didn't carry it through. I found myself laughing throughout most of it because it was so badly done and wasted time almost pointlessly. It brings in random people, makes a big deal about them, and then kills them off, without explaining anything about the character or why they're important. It's really just a big special effects fest.
If you enjoy films with lots of eye candy and destruction, then you'll probably like this. But if you're looking for a good, intelligent, thought-provoking movie, this isn't it.
I gave it two-and-a-half stars for great special effects, decent acting, and potential. I personally didn't like it, but that's just me. If you don't mind a film being more "brawn" than "brains", then you will probably not hate it. But I don't think anyone will love it.