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2012: Movie Review

15 Nov

 

The wait is over! The movie for which I’m sure all of us were eagerly waiting, has released. The movie is all about The 2012 phenomenon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon)and the speculative end of the world along with the human race. So the storyline is very much known to everyone. No points for guessing that. πŸ˜‰
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Then what is it for which we should shed our pockets and watch this two and a half hour movie? The answer is the technical excellence that encompasses this piece. Since the start of the movie, it kept me glued to my seat, i didn’t even lose my sight on of the effects.( Except for the time when I was tweeting. πŸ˜› ) I won’t say its a masterpiece but then this is a movie with such technical brilliance, such captivating screenshots and special effects that probably we never witnessed before. Atleast I haven’t! Trust me 2012 even fares better than The Independence day and The Day after Tomorrow in terms of special effects and screen presence. πŸ™‚
The disappointment was the screenplay. Frankly speaking it was nothing different than a bollywood flick where our Dharmendra type HERO is left of any damage or injury and nothing happens to him. In some sequences, it went too overboard to save the hero everytime. It was over. Then about the ending. All the evil guys dying and the good ones saved- I mean the ending wasn’t apt. Logically if the world is about to end, there is no escape from that. I mean I couldn’t figure out why those ships weren’t destroyed even after crashing right into Mt. Everest! I mean what material were they! πŸ˜›
Now about the actors. John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor have done a fabulous job in the lead. Apart from them I don’t think anybody had any powerful part to play. Yes to mention those kids were very smart and cute as well. Remember the sequence when John Cusack takes them to the restricted area for the first time. πŸ˜‰ The direction is the strong point of the movie as well. Hats off to Roland Emmerich for taking this ship to the harbour and he did that pretty well. Didn’t he? πŸ™‚
So the movie deserves a rating of 4 out of 5 from me. A must watch if you are looking forward to some brilliant artwork and special effects! πŸ™‚

 

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11 Comments

Posted by on November 15, 2009 in Hollywood, Media, Random

 

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11 responses to “2012: Movie Review

  1. Kirti

    November 15, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Great review girl.But i was disappointed,for me special effects r juz not enough.I will give it 2.5 on a scale of 5.
    Keep writing.

     
  2. Aditi

    November 15, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    thank you. I ll take that as well πŸ™‚

     
  3. Kirti Tandel

    November 15, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Well written… I havent yet seen the movie… *sad*… well i believe the so much hoopla created on the 2012 thing is too absurd and getting a movie done on it, i initially thought was even more absurd…

    But i guess they have given a scientific and Global warming canvas to it… so i am definitely going to watch it… I loved Independence day..

    Now had Phyan struck Mumbai, it would have been a very freaky experience to watch the movie… hehe.. but fortunately it didnt…

    Anywz take care… Enjoy… πŸ™‚

     
  4. Rahul Roy

    November 16, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Nice review. Just what i was thinking. I thought there would be some sacrifice of some kind from the main characters in order to save mankind. But in the end all of them survive and all is well. Sad that the poor Indian scientist doesnt get rescued. Some moments of comedy are also well timed. Very Bollywoodish Hollywood flick. Popcorn movie #1

     
    • Aditi

      November 16, 2009 at 11:36 PM

      yeah..our very own Dharmendra πŸ˜›

       
  5. magesh

    November 16, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    wow.. nice review sharma jee πŸ™‚ but i havent seen the movie yet 😦 should watch it soon, i might love it

     
    • Aditi

      November 16, 2009 at 11:37 PM

      Thanku ji. Go watch it πŸ™‚

       
  6. Puneet

    November 26, 2009 at 12:46 AM

    havent planned to go for 2012 yet but planning to go for Kurbaan this weekend.
    any review about Kurbaan ?

     
    • Aditi

      November 26, 2009 at 7:42 PM

      nope! dont waste my time writing a review for that pathetic movie! πŸ™‚

       
  7. darkmatteribh

    December 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    I liked the Russian guy.. the way he says “Engine Start” or “Its Russian” is just superb. The accent familiar to the Red Alert 2 game..

    But the film was made only to show off the special effects. A big turn off. The lead character should wear superman outfit! I am sure that the writer has some Indian links, the screenplay is totally a photocopy of bollywood movie!

    Also the president’s character reminded me of the president of “24” in season1,2,3..

    But in all, ridiculous movie with good special effects.

     
  8. one24

    April 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We grabbed a book from our local library but I think I learned better from this post. I am very glad to see such great info being shared freely out there..

     

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