Saturday, November 14, 2009

2012..A preview...

I just came back from watching this movie and it is hot. Real hot.

Aaaaaahhhh..let me wipe my sweat first... This is not easy.. Have you heard the story of Noah's Ark? Well i guess you had. Take that and add another few more arks, put in them the richest and influential people in it. Its all top secret untill a father found out that the world is coming to an end and how he and his family gets to the top secret ark is the story.

"We're all gonna die!"

In 2012, the mother of all disaster movies, this be-all, end-all of clich├ęs – best when shrieked at the top of one's lungs – must be uttered to make the experience complete. And, on that, we're not disappointed.
Nor is the epic nature of the cataclysm left wanting as the mayhem is dialed up to massive proportions in this end-of-days extravaganza. Believe me Emerich had my jaw dropping several time.Thou i really dislike the exhaust pipes of the arks. ( Check it out ok..)

The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle, but just as unequivocally a cheesy, ridiculous story.

Computer-generated scenes of the world falling apart are both impressive and awstriking. We see such iconic images as the Washington Monument toppling, Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue taking a dive, and St. Peter's Basilica crumbling. The Himalayas take a hit from a jet, and Los Angeles' freeways collapse faster than you can say gridlock.

The global obliteration is associated with the end and restarting of the Maya calendar and widespread solar flares. While a few characters throw around jargon, the science is murky. But science is hardly the point.

At the heart of the story is Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), a failed novelist, father of two and ex-husband of Kate (Amanda Peet). He must band together with them and his wife's new beau (Tom McCarthy) for a harrowing plane ride from Los Angeles to Yellowstone, where he consults Charlie (Woody Harrelson), a conspiracy crackpot. Charlie has a map of where the government has hidden "spaceships" for such an eventuality. Meanwhile, scientist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) warns U.S. President Wilson (Danny Glover) that it's the end of the world.

At best, 2012 is preposterous fun, with boggling special effects. Unintentional humor is a highlight, often spoken by characters who are not just paper-thin, they're emaciated.

Director Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) is said to have spent $260 million on this array of catastrophic images. But the story is beside the point, and the protracted ending is anti-climactic.

But if you're looking for earthquakes that outpace the Richter scale, tsunamis that swallow land masses and smoke that obliterates national parks, this is that movie.
It's a global demolition derby. And, at more than 2 1/2 hours if you are just looking for pure entertainment..this is the movie of the year.


Anonymous said...

sir it was fantastic. Totally out of this world experience.


Anonymous said...

What a movie that was..the CGI was really awesome..

Daniel Abdullah

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