Posted by : Muzaffar Sunday, November 15, 2009


The most overrated movie of the year? To put it bluntly, yes. I don't get why this film was sold out for the first few days and even till today there are still people queuing up to buy tickets just to watch 2012. I mean seriously, I went to the theater yesterday and queued up for half an hour just to buy a ticket for today! (cause yesterday believe it or not, all the seats were sold out!) Before watching it I thought the movie would be quite good or decent, boy oh boy how wrong it was...

I might not write a full summary of the film or highlight anything much from the movie, but I just want to point out some things which I found quite disappointing about the entire movie. But first, what is the movie is all about? Well..... basically the movie is just based upon the 2012 phenomenon that the Maya civilization predicted in their calendar. (not that anyone cares or anything right?) So according to that calendar, in the year 2012 a natural disaster happened and the world is gonna end, the apocalypse has come, bla bla bla yada yada yada. Just means that everyone is gonna die and only a few would be able to survive. Pretty lame and boring huh? Anyway, besides the obvious plot and little to no facts actually being proven in the movie another disappointing thing I found while watching was that all the characters are mostly irrelevant to story (if you did watch it you would understand) and how they portray the main character was being portrayed is extremely disappointing. They could have worked on at least getting some facts into the movie instead of just throwing CG's here and there to make it interesting.

Regarding the characters, the main character (John Cusack as Jackson Curtis) have an immense amount of luck, defying odds and beliefs to survive the whole ordeal with his family (oops, did I mentioned spoilers?) and somehow all the people who help him with his plan all died, wtf!!!? Other than that, some characters do seem out of place at times and during those disaster moments why is it only the focused characters managed to escape and all the other people succumb to the disaster and die? Oh for god sake, does it have to be that cliched? Maybe the only good thing I could say about the movie is that the CG is definitely awesome. Although it was overdone at some parts (okay, maybe the whole movie was overdone with CG, but then again it just wouldn't be a disaster movie now does it?) I think it was quite okay to say the least. Other than that though, I don't think I have much to say about this movie.

The first 15-20 minutes were good with some some actual story and plot being told regarding about the disaster that is going to happen, but after that it was just CG's and seeing the main characters running for their lives and avoid being crushed or escaping death in the most extreme manner. Overall, I thought the movie was just plain horrible and pointless. Even until now I don't get what is so good about the movie, even if people actually told me why it is so good. Why do people still bother to watch this? I have no idea.... I think The Day After Tomorrow was better than this, even though none of this movie are actually make sense. (I mean, will these things actually happen?) Whatever the case it may be, don't bother watching it at all unless you have time and money to waste or simply just a fan of science fiction stuff and overly done CGs.

So with that all said, I don't think I could give much for this movie. Does 6/10 sound fair enough? Or would 5/10 would be more appropriate? Seriously though, I don't care. I could give it a 4/10 and still say this movie just sucked horribly lol.....

One Response so far.

  1. The Envoy says:

    Hmm, I usually watch disaster movies for the effects though, rather than the plot (which are usually really similar anyways)

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