Monday, November 29, 2010

Movie: 2012

"Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world."

(Above taken from this page).

This was a really good, very action packed, "you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat," type of movie. It was definately worth watching! Well, I think it was worth watching, anyway!

9 comments:

AliceKay said...

I usually like these kinds of thriller movies, but this one seems so scary. With the way the world is going, that day might be coming sooner than we think.

Thanks for the review. :)

Deanna said...

That definitely sounds like an action packed movie. I go more for the chick flicks. Thanks for the review.

Toriz said...

AK:
I don't know that the world itself is going to be ending any time soon. The world as we know it, perhaps. And I wouldn't be surprised if there's a drastic climate change. But the world actually ending? I don't think that will be happening any time soon.

Deanna:
Fair enough.

Rita said...

I guess I personally found this one so unrealistic and unbelievable that I had a hard time getting into it. The whole world shifts on its axis and huge areas of land have disappeared, but they can all still navigate and find their way all over the earth. So many narrow escapes (by inches) and coincidences that I got to chuckling early on in the movie. I found it very enjoyable, but not for the reasons you did, I guess. Just thinking about the monstrous submarine ship (can't remember what they called them now) and the big countdown to impact--and that little bump/clunk when they got to zero--can still give me the giggles. Was worth watching. :):)

Toriz said...

Rita:
I completely agree that it's not believable. When I watched it the second time I got in to a discussion about that with Kelly. As a movie in itself it's really good, but - as Kelly said on several different occasions throughout the movie - "only in a movie could that happen." I mean, as I said, I thought it was a fantastic movie, but there's no way it could be what happens if the world does actually come to an end. I tend to try and just gage enjoyment from movies as movies rather than by how realistic they are though. After all, most of what supposedly is possible in a movie - or, even a book - could never happen in real life.

Rita said...

Aha! Kelly and I agree--hehe! But--for fun--the special effects were well done and the acting was good and they kept the action going nonstop. I try to suspend belief in movies, too--but I just felt that this was was quite over the top in that department. Well made, tho. ;)

Toriz said...

Rita:
Yes, you and Kelly agree. Like I said though, if you ignore the, "yeah, that could never happen," issues, then it's a good movie.

Intense Guy said...

Hey... if you can watch Harry Potter, the Vampire series, the LOTR, Star Trek and a whole bunch of "fantasy" movies.. this movie ought to be watchable!!

:) I might watch it someday when I'm grumpy just to see a bunch of people get wiped out... :)

Toriz said...

Iggy:
*Nods* I agree, and that was basically the point I was making about ignoring the "that couldn't possibly happen in real life" parts.


That's definately a different reason for watching it. But, hey, if you're in a frame of mind where watching a bunch of people get wiped out will make you feel better, then watching this movie will definately make you feel better!