Monday, November 16, 2009

2012, the Movie

This is the first movie I've seen in the theater since Casino Royale.  I went and saw this with my sister in Wisconsin last weekend.  It really took until today, when someone asked me about it to realize that it was actually a good movie since the special effects kind of put my brain into sensory overload.  As a disclaimer, I'm a HUGE John Cusack fan--I've liked him ever since he was the geek in Sixteen Candles.  That said, it's unfortunate that the special effects kind of overshadow the story, which is actually quite interesting.  The characters and how they react to the end of the world is the heart of this movie.  Yesterday I wouldn't have recommended it, but I today I would.  The only caveat is that it might be better on the small screen if only so the special effects are held to a manageable level and so you can concentrate on the characters.

Wisconsin is mentioned several times in the movie so it was fun to hear the audience 'whoo!' every time.

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