Film #254: 2012
2 out if 5 stars
I’d heard a lot about how bad this film is… and it is. Man, oh man, is it ever! But, no one can deny the CGI-fueled technological achievement evident in the film. That said… the plot is an inane mess; overly-sentimental, tawdry, and wholly ridiculous. I mean, you spent over 2 hours watching literally millions of people die (in spectacular fashion), but everyone cheers when John Cusack “makes it” and lives. So… we’ll set the misguided plot aside. Seeing this on Blu-Ray really is something and the disc makes a terrific demo disc to show off your new player. Just keep the sound down and the remote handy (with your finger glued to the Fast Forward button). So, ZERO stars for the plot. TWO stars for the CG FX. Rentable, but don’t expect much.