55. 2012 (2009)

Roger's Rating :

Should be :

If you are going to make a bad movie please keep it short. This disaster of a movie went on for 158 minutes. I was really cheering for the world to end much, much sooner.
I very seldom see a movie with this low of a rating on IMDB (5.9), but Roger gave it 3 1/2 stars so I figured I had to see it.
I like sci-fi and I especially like apocalyptic movies. I also really like John Cusack, so I was hoping to like this movie, but I didn't. It was slow and boring.
In his review Roger said : "This is fun. 2012 delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year. It even has real actors in it. Like all the best disaster movies, it's funniest at its most hysterical. You think you've seen end-of-the-world movies? This one ends the world, stomps on it, grinds it up and spits it out."
At Rotten Tomatoes the critics have it at 39%. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone said "Beware 2012, which works the dubious miracle of almost matching Transformers 2 for sheer, cynical, mind-numbing, time-wasting, money-draining, soul-sucking stupidity."


Unknown said...

It is an end of the world film, why the hell are critics and people want a great story with amazing characters like the godfather in an end of the world movie. These movies are just for watching the world get destroyed, and Ebert is right about it, it had amazing CGI and some great moments, and kind of wrapped its story amazingly. Just because it doesn't have a twist at the end, or great acting doesn't mean it is a bad movie.

Unknown said...

I actually enjoyed 2012! I loved the visuals & I actually like the acting in this movie & I gave it 3 out of 4 for this movie! Roland Emmerich is a genius!

TheAnonymousBlogger1999 said...

Your criticisms of this boring, overlong disaster film are spot on, this was a pretty bad movie. I can’t fathom how anyone could’ve liked it. I enjoy a good disaster movie, but this was poorly acted and written trash.

TheAnonymousBlogger1999 said...

This film was terrible, I enjoy disaster films when they are done well, like the original Poseidon Adventure, which is a good movie. But this movie is shit, I can’t believe he gave this poorly written, overlong mess a positive review. I agree with Peter Travers’ statement. I don’t know what Ebert was thinking when he thought this movie was even remotely good. This is easily one of his worst reviews, and the people defending this film are baffling to me, I can’t believe so many will stick up for awful blockbusters like this, it’s the reason we get so many crappy movies from Hollywood these days. I respected Ebert, but he was dead wrong here.

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