Written by: Googopqp
The movie starts off with pre-dates of 2012, like 2010 and what not, and how the the government knows that something bad is going to happen in 2012, but they don't know what exactly. They are preparing and conformations are being made and the whole world is left blind.....The year finally hits and something is going to happen. Earthquakes are happening all around California, but they are only minor. While the government works on their "ships" and evacuation plans John Cusack and his family fight for their lives in the midst of destruction and pure chaos. As the world literally falls apart around them its up to them to get to the "ships" where they may have a final chance for survival.
Honestly, I went into this movie just expecting destruction after destruction and just a bunch of CGI....for 2 and a half hours! But this movie is alittle more than that. Its actually a full fledge drama most of the movie, and its also (to me) a statement on Capitalism and the human population. But we'll get to that later.
This movie may not be film making at its best, but it may be CGI at its best. The effects in this movie look AMAZING! Purely and simply amazing. 2012 is a adrenaline shot to the neck on a roller coaster! ITs got some very great effects scenes and some of which are actually quite suspenseful. Not only that, but this movie also has a pretty good cast with John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover, and even Woody Harrelson among others. And its done by a man not new to the destruction genre, Roland Emmerich.
This movie is a pretty fast paced fun fest of suspense-ish scenes and some funny moments. But its mostly drama, and at times that can DRAG on and on. But for 2 and a half hours this went by quick and painlessly. Plus, I saw this movie with my dad and he usually falls asleep very very easily in movies like this, and especially the lengthy ones, but surprisingly he stayed up the entire time....so its got something there!
As I said earlier, to me this movie is a statement on capitalism and human race in general. Why? Well, as you watch the movie you see how all the rich and powerful people of the world are the only ones making it to safety. All the little people living their lives are completely fucked. Only the ones with the power decide who gets to live and keep the population going and who dies. And for that its a very capitalist movie. Plus, from one of the characters you learn that a spot on this "ship" costs a billion dollars, how many people can honestly afford that? Only the rich! As for the other thing, its probably easier to see for yourself.
Now, to say I went into this movie with low expectations isn't a news flash, I usually am not a fan of these long drawn out films of just destruction. But I saw it for the effects and what I got was a very fun high adrenaline film, that won't win oscars, but will entertain just about anyone! So if you have the time for a long movie, I would recommend at least checking this movie out. Its pretty worth it and highly entertaining, hell....bring the whole family! Its just a fun ride! I give 2012 a 7/10!!!!
-Dustin "Googopqp" M.