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29 September 2010

I just watched 2012 and now I want my 2 hours back :P [More:]

and goddammit, I was really looking forward to a good brainless silly disaster-porn popcorn flick, too.

christ on a pogostick that was quite possibly the worst. movie. evar. Forget the cliches and bad acting and cheesey plasticky looking special effects and predictable cliffhangers (cos you know all that stuff is cool in the right context). Oh no, this stinker committed the most unforgivable Stupid Cheesey Movie sin of all: it was OMGBORING!!!

I feel as though someone here has tried to warn me about this, and possibly even recently... am I having a bad-movie-thread deja vu?
I loved it!
posted by amro 29 September | 23:48
I think the trailer did an excellent job convincing me not to see it, by showing the extended sequence where the earthquake chases the car then they get to the plane and can't seem to actually fly upwards and have to fly between falling buildings. So stoopid.
posted by fleacircus 30 September | 01:40
OMG, I'm with Amro, I thought it was HILARIOUS! Every time some ridiculous situation started to happen, my husband would say something like "Oh, lemme guess, now there's going to be a scene with an elephant being carried by a helicopter." *cue elephant being carried by helicopter* We were ROLLING!
posted by evilcupcakes 30 September | 02:46
Roland Emmerich (the director of 2012) just makes the worst movies. I was watching part of 10,000 BC on cable last week and was amazed that you could make a movie that stupid.

I've only caught a few minutes of 2012 but it seems like a self-parody. How many different ways can you blow up cities?
posted by octothorpe 30 September | 07:11
I watched it fully expecting to hate myself afterward, but I found it surprisingly ok. Not the best two hours of my life, but I didn't want to stab my eyes out like I did after watching Anger Management or The Sweetest Thing. My feelings on 2012 may be biased though - I love John Cusack in anything.
posted by youngergirl44 30 September | 10:37
youngergirl, that's just it. what i WANTED was silly, and what I GOT was B.O.R.I.N.G.

even the elephants carried by helicopters didn't help, or the exploding buildings or even the complete blatant illogic of it all. it just dragged. About halfway thru I logged into chat and wound up discussing winter weightlifting plans with a teammate. That boring, boring.

and the thing is, Roger Ebert liked it; he described it as pretty much the signature Dumb Cliche-Ridden Disaster Movie SFXtravaganza. That right there is typically a sure indicator of a good cheesey stupid entertaining flick that I'm gonna dig.

thank buddha for streaming netflix or I'd want my $2 rental fee back too.
posted by lonefrontranger 30 September | 11:31
Roland Emmerich = wait for the Rifftrax.
posted by kodama 30 September | 13:21
You logged into chat and it wasn't #bunnies?

posted by Eideteker 30 September | 14:32
There is a Rifftrax request in their forum, but I don't think anyone officially involved with Rifftrax replied. I thought there was a snarky live-blogging review of the movie from some people from a New York (web) magazine, but I can't find it.
posted by filthy light thief 30 September | 14:50
The thing I like most about this movie was the product placement for Goodnites. Oh wait - actually, this was the thing that made me loathe this movie (and I'm a total sucker for this kind of thing - watch Independence Day every damn time I see it on tv).

The Day after Tomorrow is the same director, but so much better.
posted by jeoc 30 September | 22:16
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