17 November 2009

2012 - Worst movie to be classified under Science fiction

This post resonates the feeling of movie-goers worldwide.

One of the movies many looked forward to, 2012 did not just tell us about the disasters predicted by the Mayans. It was a disaster all by itself, big time! I do not know why they had to waste some of the best special effects in Hollywood on a movie so flimsy.

Right from the word go, this was a totally unbelievable movie. I am not talking about the 2012 prophecy. I am talking about the luck some characters in the movie have, especially John Cusack, as he dodges earthquakes, volcanoes, floods and any other catastrophe-in-waiting with equal ease, putting Harry Potter and James Bond to shame.

15 minutes or so into the movie, as L.A caves in to a mammoth earthquake, John Cusack is always one second ahead of the caving earth till he comes to a falling flyover. The whole bridge collapses and he is able to drive under it, escaping by a millionth of a second. Seems no one else in the whole of LA can match his driving skills. Again, the person from whom John gets a plane conveniently dies, allowing John to fly out of LA with his family, taking off from the last stretch of land in the whole city, the runway. Oh, did I mention the collapsing building into which John crashes his car through the window, drives through the office floor, flies through the window and lands on the other side of the building unscathed? With someone so talented, we don't need Superman.

I won't go into further details, but I'll just say it gets even worse from there. At the end of the movie, I felt so bad that even the brilliant special effects didn't convince me it wasn't a complete waste of time.

The gang I went with was the only source of entertainment that evening.

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