57. 2012

Published May 17, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: 2012 Director: Roland Emmerich Year: 2009 Run time: 2hr 38

Background Info

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.

Live Blog

00:02:10 - Fish curry sounds so gross. Like fish tacos. Anything with fish I guess. I don’t even mind fish really. 00:03:32 - Uh oh, I sense some science coming on. 00:04:23 - What’s a neutrino? 00:06:57 - This is 2009. They’ve got three years to sort it all out. 00:10:51 - Aren’t Euros and Dollars about the same? Maybe not in 2011. 00:13:41 - There’s me worrying about the surface damage to the roads because of the ice. Nothing like this enormous earthquake! 00:16:40 - I’m glad that didn’t happen when we went on a boat. 00:18:35 - I know that Yellowstone is a bit of a hotbed, isn’t it? 00:22:00 - He ignored the signs. If something bad happens, it’s his own fault. 00:28:45 - Well, that’s not Google Maps. 00:29:45 - Kids can be so cruel. 00:31:40 - “Download” the blog? Who actually says that? 00:32:45 - Good old cartoons for us simple folks. Now I know what a neutrino is. 00:34:31 - I hope Rupert Murdoch does not get a free seat. 00:36:01 - I can’t believe that’s Amanda Peet - she looks like a completely different person. 00:39:46 - Is it wrong that ‘let’s get ready to rumble’ just makes me think of Ant & Dec? 00:46:51 - A big donut! I love it! 00:52:06 - This film is awesome. 00:59:02 - A giant ash cloud. That sounds eerily familiar. 01:05:15 - “We’re gonna need a bigger plane.” 01:14:01 - I hope there are other women on that plane, otherwise continuing the human race will take a while. 01:19:03 - I can’t understand how that plane gets off the ground normally, let alone in an apocalypse. 01:20:17 - How come China is alright? 01:23:37 - I really have no idea what the big Russian man is saying. And he’s not even speaking Russian. 01:31:17 - What have we learnt from the destruction of the Vatican? Round, dome style roof top tower things are not a good design in an emergency. 01:45:39 - Is that a giraffe? 01:52:25 - Wasn’t he in Eastenders? That takes the edge off a little bit, I gotta say. 01:58:29 - I figured out that it was a boat just one minute before they said it. Go me! 02:08:06 - I have bought all the effects so far, but the hand clasping thing… really? 02:12:40 - You can never really account for Air Force One crashing into your giant Ark. 02:17:26 - She wasn’t watching her child very carefully. 02:26:50 - What are they going to do for food and stuff? 02:28:10 - I’m surprised it only took 27 days for the world to settle down and the sun to come out.


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: 55

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