Monday, November 16, 2009

2012



I don't think I'll necessarily be spoiling anyone's 2012 experience if I share this brief list of world-famous landmarks that get completely destroyed during the course of this 2.5+ hour film: Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, Yellowstone National Park, the Washington Monument, the White House, Air Force One, and Vatican City (the Pope is actually leading thousands in prayer from his balcony in St. Peter's Square when the entire structure comes crashing down). Whether by earthquake, volcano, or tsunami, the end is near.

We knew what to expect going in (and by "we" I mean me and my brothers; Brooke didn't go for this one) and we weren't disappointed. There probably won't be any awards handed out for 2012, since the acting is inconsequential and the plot is thin at best. What matters here are the special effects, and they are worth paying a few bucks to see on the big screen. It's fast-paced, watchable, and definitely raises the bar high for future disaster movies in terms of melodrama.

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