December 3, 2009

MicroMovieReview: 2012

Every year around the Holiday season, Hollywood always comes out with a couple of "feel good" movies to get you into the joyous spirit. Then there's 2012. This is the depressing film of the Holiday season. Seriously, it makes you feel down. Why they would release this weeks before Holiday is anyone's guess. Nothing is happy about this movie. Not even the ending is happy. I'm sure it's supposed to be uplifting, but it's just not. Although the movie studio really dug themselves in a hole with this one. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to make the end of days any happier.

So, yeah, you pretty much know what you're in for with this one. Everything blows up, everyone dies. But also know this: it's long. Oh so very long. Two and a half hours, to be exact. Still trailing King Kong, I might add, but damn long. Surprisingly, though, it doesn't feel that lengthy. That's probably because your mind has been numbed with special effects. I said a while ago that Transformers must have been the most expensive movie ever. Well, not any more.

As for the plot, it's all pretty straightforward and predictable. Again, there's only so much you can do with the end of the world. I never quite found myself caring for the characters as much as I should have despite the dire situation. 2012 was alright. Probably not worth 2.5 hours, but if you've got nothing better to do, why the hell not. Oh, and I found this while searching for the movie poster. It looks like it might actually be more entertaining than the real thing.

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