Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Movie Review: 2012

Rated: PG-13, for intense disaster sequences and some language

This 2.5 hour long movie tells the story of the end of Planet Earth as we know it. Due to the rising heat of the sun and the deteriorating crust of the Earth there are constant geological catastrophes that boggle the mind. While some of the occurances may seem unrealistic, it is still a thrill ride that keeps you biting your nails.

2012 is your standard "End of the World" flick with great special effects and very little thought provoking storyline. Of course you can't go into a movie like this expecting amazing acting and gripping plotlines, but you can expect to see incredible special effects and heart pounding action scenes. Although the plot may be a bit cliche and predictable, I do have to admit that I did become a little misty eyed in some scenes. It challenges you to think about what's most important in life. Amidst disaster and destruction, it's not the size of your house, the car you drive or the depth of your bank account that truly matters. When all is lost, the most valuable thing in life is sharing your last moments with the ones you love.

If you're at all interested in seeing 2012 you shouldn't wait until it gets to Blockbuster. This most recent disaster film by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Day After Tomorrow) is worth every penny to see on the big screen. Unfortunately we couldn't find it on any IMAX screens; 2012 seems much more "IMAX-worthy" than the current installment of The Christmas Carol. No offense to Jim Carrey.

Bottom Line:
It would be the end of the world if you miss 2012 while it's in theaters.

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