Monday, December 20, 2010

'2012' Movie Review

How has it taken me so long to watch “2012”? It’s like Roland Emmerich made a movie out of what constantly plays in my head when I close my eyes. This is the most amazing movie I’ve ever seen, and that statement is only partial hyperbole.

As the apocalypse hits, John Cusack drives a shit-covered limousine—full of his ex, their two kids, and her new man—through a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper as it topples around them. Not only do the heroes drive away from this cataclysmic earthquake, they fly a twin-engine plane through a city as it collapses, drive and then fly away from a volcano, race a hot cloud of ash in a jumbo jet, and ride a tidal wave to Mt. Everest in a modern day Noah’s Ark.

The funniest movie since “Pearl Harbor”, “2012” is pure, ridiculous insanity. They crammed all of the awesome bits from every disaster movie into a single, incredible cinematic achievement. Do yourself a favor, watch “2012” and feel the circuitry of your brain melt into a steaming ball of flaming wreckage. Life changing and paradigm shifting are phrases that spring readily to mind.

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