Movie Review: 2012


My Rating: 2Stars

This afternoon I saw the movie 2012 at AMC Theater, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Another one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

Normally I make a point not to get into details of the plot of the movie, but I will make an exception for this movie. The movie is about the destruction of the Earth due to solar flares causing the core of the Earth to over heat and making the crust unstable.

Like many recent movies from Hollywood, this movie also attempts to teach the audiences a lesson. This time the lesson is about the fragile planet Earth and how everything are interrelated. Unfortunately, this will be the only good thing to take away from this movie.

If you go to this movie expecting a captivating plot and storyline you will be greatly disappointed. Of course the movie has a storyline, but it is not complicated nor did it have any twists or turns. The most impressive moments in the movie are from the special effects. It is a movie filled with some of the best special effects from Hollywood. Creating some of the most spectacular scenes in any movie.

The movie reminds me a bit of War of the Worlds from 2005 staring Tom Cruise. In that the lead is struggling to gain the confidence from his children, while trying to save them and the human race from ultimate destruction. John Cusack had not have much luck with movies in the past except may be Runaway Jury, and there’s no difference this time.

I suggest you give this a miss unless you are into special effects.

There were several scenes involving the Chinese government in Tibet that will most likely cut when the movie is shown in mainland China. So if you still want to see this movie, make sure you watch the uncut version from outside of mainland China.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

3 Replies to “Movie Review: 2012”

  1. Hollywood and “… if you go to this movie expecting a captivating plot and storyline you will be greatly disappointed” Goes without saying. American movie goers aren't expected to have a brain. Any good new British films on your to-watch list?

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