So, I was bored out of my gourd the other night and while flipping through Netflix I came across the 2008 disaster porn/epic flop "2012." I figured, "Hey, I have been known at times to share some time with the lowest common denominator," so I decided to check it out. Now keep in mind, this movie was critically reviled. I mean, everybody walking into that theatre 3 years ago knew exactly what they were getting into and yet this movie was so widely panned you'd have a hard time finding a worst of 2008 list it is not on. Well, I gotta tell you, it's bad. But it's not the worst movie I've ever seen. It's no Day After Tomorrow for crying out loud. It's an end of the world romp with tons of contrived plot devices and hammy performances, but ultimately it delivers exactly what it's supposed to deliver. The whole damn world done gets busted up!
So why was this movie immediately cast into the dustbin of cinematic failure? Why did critics and movie goers alike vomit all over this messy film that never claimed to be anything else? I have a theory, and you will be surprised to find this out. This movie was reviled for the fact that they do not claim the end of the world comes about due to man made Global Warming. Man made Global Warming has nothing to do with it. Man has nothing to do with it. In fact, the real reason for our demise actually goes against man made Global Warming and embraces a different theory as to why our planet has gone through a heating period. Also, the government escapes relatively unscathed. Sure, there's a weaselly bureaucrat, but for the most part, the government doesn't come off so bad. There is even a black president and he is super noble and all that, but it just wasn't enough to save this film from all of those who were determined to see us all die for our ecological sins.
So, if you feel like turning off your brain for a couple of hours and watching shit blow up, feel free to check this movie out without worrying too much about Holly wood calling you an ass hole for once. You might hate this movie, but at least you'll hate it for the right reasons. I mean, it's not that good.