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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, a 5, 1 Mar 2010
This review is from: 2012 [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
I have looked at some of the reviews, and as much as anything I wanted to write a couple of lines simply to counter things.

There are far too many people who want to come across as insightful, so very seriously aware viewers, who know the hidden agenda going on, and can't be fooled into watching brainless entertainment without giving back a whole load of disdain. However, if you want a battleground for such debate, I hardly think 2012 is the proper place.

This movie is from the guy who make 10,000 BC, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow. It's a disaster movie. It's a soap opera. As such it has all the cardboard characters, the ridiculous cliffhangers, the simple dialog, and all the depth of a pond. On the other hand, it has spectacular effects, load bangs, literary seismic events. Some characters won't make it, some will become unlikely heroes. Which ones? Watch The Towering Inferno from the 70's to find out, it's all the same.....

But then, what was this movie trying to do? Some here are talking about the political message, the "new world order". I truly think they must be having a laugh on us. This film has been made many times, and it'll be made many times more. It's exciting at times, daft, silly and ridiculous. It's a disaster, after all.

What more do you want? You want politics? Go elsewhere. Who'd have thought an American movie, made largely for the American market, financed by American dollars, would center itself on American ideals, and the American way of life? Are we really shocked?

This is a five not because it's a good film, but because it does what it says on the tin. And for those concerned, it's okay to simply be entertained sometimes, honestly, it is.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2010 02:03:20 GMT
Sera69 says:
Like your final sentence. Sometimes taking your brain out and shovelling in the popcorn is the best option. Too many people see art and agendas where really there is only a rollercoaster ride!

Posted on 15 Mar 2010 07:31:39 GMT
Jon Shipton says:
Spot on man!!!
I am guilty of sitting on my sofa, playing critic.
But after watching 'Jumper' and 2012 with the same frame of mind, I have learned (all over again) how to enjoy a 'Popcorn' movie.

Sure there are movies to waste time on, debating. But you are right when you say, this isn't one of them!

Fab review!!!

Posted on 16 Mar 2010 20:38:31 GMT
Finally someone who enjoyed it for what it was! :)
Great review, thanks!

Posted on 21 Mar 2010 20:25:12 GMT
All true - but 5 stars for doing what it says on the tin ? No 5 stars should be simply for the greatest movies..

Posted on 23 Mar 2010 10:49:17 GMT
At last! A truely insightful review of this film! I couldn't have put it better myself.

Posted on 23 Mar 2010 16:08:48 GMT
Mark Haville says:
The art of true wit in all it's literary grace! Very funny.

Posted on 23 Mar 2010 16:09:07 GMT
Mark Haville says:
The art of true wit in all it's literary grace! Very funny.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2010 18:04:00 BDT
N. C. Thomas says:
Bravo that man.

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 09:13:36 BDT
Willow says:
I agree with you Vaughan. I think some people have missed the point big time. This movie specifically engineered to showcase stunning special effects, which it does admirably well. It's pure escapism and nothing more. So why some folk look for hidden agendas where there aint none beggars belief. Enjoy the movie for it is - good fun and quit griping.

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 20:32:16 BDT
gwenllian says:
Thank you for your sensible review! I haven't seen this film yet but when I do, I intend to put my brain cell in neutral and sit back and enjoy the ride.
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