Let me preface this movie review by informing you that I can't stand disaster movies. I get really freaked out while I watch them and switch into survival mode. Inevitably, I end up badgering my husband throughout the entire film informing him that we need to stockpile food, build an underground shelter, buy a plane, get a generator, teach the boys to never be the hero, and that there is no shame in running. This drives Roger crazy. I end up loudly whispering things like "We need cans of beans" or "If Griffin and Koen try to run off like that it is your job the throw them over your shoulder and force them to come with us, sock em' in the nose if you have too!"
I must have been desperate for adult time or a glutton for punishment because I somehow agreed to go see 2012 over the weekend. My husband loves disaster movies. The poor guy will stay up after I go to bed to watch the film Independence Day at least once every 6 weeks (at least I think that's what he's watching?) So, since I love my man, I found myself in a dark theater munching on popcorn and screaming my head off.
The movie was actually pretty entertaining. I cried 5 times because I'm a wimp and the target audience. At least I know my role.
John Cusack was like Lloyde Dobler on steroids. Except you will not see him doing this...
No...you will see him running and jumping and escaping death in unrealistic ways at least 10 times. I can't help it though, he'll always be Llloyd Dobler to me. In the end though, I would tell someone to go see this movie if they want to get their heart rate up. The special effects are amazing, the plot in implausible, and I'd say it was an afternoon not totally wasted.
Now excuse me while I go draft up or family emergency plan.