2012: Perfect for Thrill-seekers


If you’re looking for a heart-twisting movie with intricately weaved romances, don’t see this movie. If you’re the kind of person that covers your ears when you hear any loud noise, don’t see this movie. If you’re the kind of person looking for award-winning acting, DON’T see this movie.

If you’re a thrill seeker looking for a three hour movie packed with explosions, earthquakes, and destruction: you need to see this movie.

2012: what is the significance of this year? According to Ancient Mayan predictions, the calendar will end on December 21, 2012. Now there is an opportunity to see how it’s all going to end, and it’s called “2012: The Movie”.

It was the courageous Roland Emmerich who took advantage of the movie-making possibilities that the concept held. Aided by a $260 million dollar budget and a knock-out cast including John Cusack and Thandie Newton, Emmerich took on one of the greatest movie-making tasks in his directing career.

In the film, the planet was ravaged by 9.5 level earthquakes and 1500 meter high tsunamis that wiped out entire continents. Overall, the picture was stunning. The screen was peppered with explosions that took out national parks, and air craft carriers that tore down the White House.

Despite what other reviewers are saying about the cliché characters and typical destruction scenes, I truly did enjoy this movie. If you’re going to be gutsy enough to destroy the White House and other monuments world wide, I say to go all out or don’t go at all.

I personally savored  what Emmerich did with the concept. By the time I left the theatre, I was satisfied with the damage that was done to the planet and the number of explosions I had seen. I don’t necessarily want the world to end that way, but as far as getting the most out of a movie; I got my money’s worth.

Yes, two and a half hours is a bit extreme, but it met all of my expectations. I wasn’t hoping for a well-schemed betrayal. I expected to see flash floods, plane crashes, and explosions.

And Emmerich delivered.


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