Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Film Review - 2012 (2009)

2012 is based on the theory that the Mayan civilization supposedly foretold the end of the world on December 21st, 2012 but in this instance it comes true and John Cusack who plays a failed author named Jackson Curtis must now race to save his family from the impending doom.

If there was a movie dictionary definition for the words 'Preposterous', 'Ludicrous', 'Stupid' or all of the above for that matter then this film should be put there as it is laughable from start to finish I mean Cusack's character is a failed author when he would have made a fortune as a professional daredevil/stuntman as he dodges a giant rolling donut, drives through a collapsing building as well as under a collapsing freeway as well as missing certain death by mere meters due to the collapsing road behind him.

But wait there's more, if you call within the next 15 minutes you also get cheap shots at drama absolutely free as well as more dumb antics from Cusack and more effects that make you just go 'You're all going to die, oh well nice knowing you', now I don't mean to rag on Cusack as he is a good actor but this film just wastes his talent and Amanda Peet has seen better days both in terms of her looks as well as her career.

If you simply must see this film, then go out and get it but you will anyway so why should I stop you from wasting $7 as for the rest, please don't, just keep your money for better films like Avatar, this is getting a 0 out of 5, as it's really one of THE stupidest films I've ever seen.

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