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« on: December 09, 2009, 10:52:35 AM »

There is none other . The best movie in many years. Thumbup
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 10:54:52 AM »

Glad you enjoyed it.  I pretty much thought it was a cliched, predictable, over-blown stink-fest, with sometimes mediocre special effects.  I believe my comments exist somewhere in the Bad Movies forum.   TeddyR
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 11:08:10 AM »

It a was typical Roland Emmerich movie, you get caught up in the action and when you leave the theater it suddenly dawns on you that it was really stupid.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 09:30:54 PM »

My friend said the story was lacking but there where great effects. I may rent it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 11:35:11 PM »

I wanna watch it two days before the world is supposed to end. TeddyR
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009, 09:06:12 AM »

I wanna watch it two days before the world is supposed to end. TeddyR

I think ill watch the last man on earth, and The omega man when the worlds about to end
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2009, 04:09:32 PM »

My friend said the story was lacking but there where great effects. I may rent it.

Some of the effects were great . . . others looked rushed and sloppy, like they ran out of money.

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 08:53:16 AM »

Went and saw the Blue People movie. Without the glasses it would not be as good as 2012. With the glasses  Thumbup Thumbup
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 11:27:04 AM »

I have no desire to watch this movie. It's just a Hollywood schlock geared to play on societal fears, like The Day After Tomorrow. This 2012 paranoia has almost nothing to do with actual Mayan belief. The Mayans don't believe the world is going to end, but wacko scientists, mathematicians, and doomsday crackpots have put some significance in the ending of the Mayan callendar that even the Mayans don't believe. I imagine modern day Mayans getting together and joking about the wacky white man.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 06:05:40 PM »

I saw it at the cinema. I like to think of it as ridiculously awesome. I mean everything that is happening is so over the top - even for a disaster movie! - yet despite the fact you know the movie isn't actually any good, it does its job in entertaining. Just one of those sort of movies where you can leave your brain at the door  Smile

One thing I didn't like though was the use of 360 degree shutter in some scenes - it made it look cheap and painfully obvious it was shot digitally. Oh well, at least it was only in a couple of scenes.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2010, 08:24:49 PM »

I found it pretty entertaining. Its not a great movie by any stretch but it didn't try to lean on using annoying characters to provide comic relief.

The CGI was outstanding and just as over the top as you would expect.

In short, Unplug your brain for a couple of hours and enjoy.
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 06:15:23 PM »

I think this is the only Roland Emmerich I've enjoyed. Well, together with "Stargate". I wouldn't call it a good film in a million years, but I thought it was very entertaining, and the characters and the dialogue so over the top the whole thing could pass as a satire at certain points. I mean, remember the moment Emmerich has us waiting for a poodle to cross a catwalk? Or when John Cusack and family escape an earthquake in a limo?

Now, if the whole climax in the Himalayas wasn't so damn cliché and overlong... but still much more fun than could be expected in a film about the end of the world.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2010, 11:34:31 AM »

In short, Unplug your brain for a couple of hours and enjoy.

This is exactly what we did when my wife and I watched it, while the science and Mayan calender stuff is questionable at best, the film itself is very entertaining, it's basically a special effects film and as such it's quite enjoyable.
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 05:23:17 PM »

I don't really care that much, but even the cable ads for it that I keep seeing now always have a guy saying "The Mayans predict the end of the world in 2012."

No they don't. They never did. There is no credible evidence that the Mayans ever attributed the ending of the Mayan calendar to mean the end of the world. It's just annoying to me. There are modern-day Mayans who refute that claim. I imagine they find the film a joke as well.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2010, 05:51:25 PM »

The version I keep hearing, and I assume is the truth, is that the Mayans didn't say the world would end in 2012. Simply, they were wiped out before they could make calendars past that year.

And yes, you could say the film is a giant joke about this kind of assumptions and films about global catastrophes.
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