The ending of the Mayan calendar on 12/12/2012 brings about a number of natural disasters and predicts the end of the world. The king of the CGI apocalypse, director Emmerich delivers just that once again and little else. What there is of an actual tale focuses on sci-fi writer Jackson Curtis (Cusack, much too good of an actor for this), his failed marriage to Kate (Peet), and their kids--who Jackson of course has taken on a trip to Yellowstone Park before the world comes unhinged. An hour-too-long, preposterous exercise in computer-generated graphics.
If you judge a film based on how well it delivers what an audience should expect of it, I find it hard to believe that 2012 could possibly disappoint (other than possibly ruining dinner plans with its extreme length). This is the culmination of Roland Emmerich's career, an ...Read More
Nobody thought this day would come. And yet here it is, in the form of an adventure movie that will make your heart pound. The special effects of the disasters are marvelous. Too bad they couldn't make it in 3-D.