I will be the first to defend overly unrealistic film plots as just that – film plots meant solely to entertain audiences for 2 hours. Some of “the worst scientific movies ever” I enjoy. Armageddon – infamous for having at least 168 inaccuracies, is one of my all time favorite films. And The Core, fuck you that was a great movie, alittle long, but great. Volcano, another action movie with a plot so ridiculous it takes alot not to laugh at it, but it was a good movie.
All that being said there comes a point when even I can’t suspend my disbelief enough to wrap my head around the plot of a movie that is so predictable, so bad in it’s science, and so unnecessarily long that you watch it if only to see if the writers really did just do that.
2012 is one of those movies.
I summed up 2012 in one accurate sentence I think – the prequel to Waterworld no one asked for.
The difference between all the movies i listed above – Armageddon, The Core, Volcano, & Waterworld and 2012 is that the former movies are enjoyable, and good (I love Waterworld). 2012 is just plain bad. Be it the science, which doesn’t exist. The world wide conspiracy to save the planet on arks meant to save a couple hundred thousand people, and conveniently 2 of each animal. Building it in China – are you serious, the fate of the world rests in the hands of those commies the Chinese? I’d rather take my chances alone. And of all the places that managed to survive the rising water, Africa is the number one place. I’d rather risk my life on those Chinese arks then dare set foot on the African continent, ever.
All these combine into the worst 3 hours ever. Which is how long that movie is, just under 3 hours. I didn’t think it was possible at first, but Ronald Emmerich made a worse movie then The Day After Tomorrow which I wont even go into for how ridiculous that was.