What is bad:
At a running time of around 160 minutes, 2012 is a terribly painful watch. Further, there are so many sub-plots and locations that it is difficult to keep track of everything. There’s a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo thrown in to explain the seriousness of the situation. The film relies heavily on Visual effects and CGI and it’s a test of your patience of how much you can tolerate. The family drama amidst all this action is a bore and it takes away the attention from all those disaster scenes. The film also tries to send a message about humanity and uses a bunch of cliché’s to narrate its point. On the whole, it’s a completely pointless film.
2012 is a movie for those who take pleasure in watching big-bang action irrespective of the plot. It’s a tailor made film for your pop corn entertainment. The movie is also a good world tour and its worth your money. If the movie overwhelms a huge number of people, it also thoroughly disappoints millions of others. The film drags on forever and ends when you have already stopped bothering about it. It’s a pity that a catastrophe like an earthquake doesn’t come to your rescue while watching the film! The film has nothing much to offer apart from depicting some buildings collapsing, seas rising to gigantic proportions. Even the suspension of disbelief during the film doesn’t help much. It’s a disastrous adventure which shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But then, the film has just about everything to entertain you if you are prepared for this sort of entertainment!