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2012

Published May 17, 2010

2012

Film info

  • Title 2012
  • Director Roland Emmerich
  • Year 2009
  • Run time 2hrs 38m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Tagline We were warned

From Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and INDEPENDENCE DAY, comes the ultimate action-adventure film, exploding with groundbreaking special effects. As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover.

Live Blog

TimeComment
2:10Fish curry sounds so gross. Like fish tacos. Anything with fish I guess. I don’t even mind fish really.
3:32Uh oh, I sense some science coming on.
4:23What’s a neutrino?
6:57This is 2009. They’ve got three years to sort it all out.
10:51Aren’t Euros and Dollars about the same? Maybe not in 2011.
13:41There’s me worrying about the surface damage to the roads because of the ice. Nothing like this enormous earthquake!
16:40I’m glad that didn’t happen when we went on a boat.
18:35I know that Yellowstone is a bit of a hotbed, isn’t it?
22:00He ignored the signs. If something bad happens, it’s his own fault.
28:45Well, that’s not Google Maps.
29:45Kids can be so cruel.
31:40“Download” the blog? Who actually says that?
32:45Good old cartoons for us simple folks. Now I know what a neutrino is.
34:31I hope Rupert Murdoch does not get a free seat.
36:01I can’t believe that’s Amanda Peet - she looks like a completely different person.
39:46Is it wrong that ‘let’s get ready to rumble’ just makes me think of Ant & Dec?
46:51A big donut! I love it!
52:06This film is awesome.
59:02A giant ash cloud. That sounds eerily familiar.
1:05:15“We’re gonna need a bigger plane.”
1:14:01I hope there are other women on that plane, otherwise continuing the human race will take a while.
1:19:03I can’t understand how that plane gets off the ground normally, let alone in an apocalypse.
1:20:17How come China is alright?
1:23:37I really have no idea what the big Russian man is saying. And he’s not even speaking Russian.
1:31:17What have we learnt from the destruction of the Vatican? Round, dome style roof top tower things are not a good design in an emergency.
1:45:39Is that a giraffe?
1:52:25Wasn’t he in Eastenders? That takes the edge off a little bit, I gotta say.
1:58:29I figured out that it was a boat just one minute before they said it. Go me!
2:08:06I have bought all the effects so far, but the hand clasping thing… really?
2:12:40You can never really account for Air Force One crashing into your giant Ark.
2:17:26She wasn’t watching her child very carefully.
2:26:50- What are they going to do for food and stuff?
2:28:10I’m surprised it only took 27 days for the world to settle down and the sun to come out.

Thoughts

I have always been a fan of a good disaster movie, and when I saw the trailer for this I knew I’d have to watch it. We had to wait for it to come out to rent on iTunes - so that we could enjoy the full HD experience.

Oh, it was just so good. This film was well over my self-imposed two hour attention span and I was gripped all the way through. It was good old-fashioned disaster movie stuff, but it worked. All of it. Even the plot holes and the mushy stuff didn’t get in the way. I was glad that they actually had a plan to save the human race, rather than just running to the top of the nearest mountain. Loved it.

Rating: 5 / 5

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