2012 (2009) English- Disaster Drama Rated “PG-13” Runtime- 158 min. dir. Roland Emmerich
There are lots of different categories I place movies into, several of which actually encourage me to watch less than good movies. If I had to put a name to a particular type of these movies, it would be “rollercoaster flicks”. They are best experienced on a good television, a good sound system, the lights off, and sometimes a little inebriation. One of the tell-tale signs are light writing.
The earth is coming to an end and- KAPOW! FWOOSH BANG! The character development is squashed into a small space with no room to grow.
There is plenty of high-grade B-list talent available, with Danny Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor heading up the roster.
As good as the millions of dollars invested in it can look.
Kind of unredeeming. After all of the over-the-top effects and locales, the one liners, and the ridiculous length, there isn’t quite enough to enjoy.
This is a “rollercoaster flick”.