'2012' - Movie Review

There's a certain class of movies that are blatantly insulting to science, and "2012" rockets to the top of the class in the first 15 minutes or so by explaining that a massive solar flare has caused neutrinos that normally pass through the Earth without any interaction to instead start to superheat the Earth's core, which in turn will cause the entire crust of the planet to shift about like styrofoam chips on water. And then there'll be tsunamis. A lot of good actors are involved in this abomination: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson - not that any of them seemed to be putting in much of an effort, but this movie isn't really about personal interactions, it's about hundreds and thousands of special effects. Not even terribly good ones. But it's an excuse to have a limo driven through a high rise building and have kilometre-high tsunamis, what more do you want? A spectacularly awful movie - and painfully long to boot at 2h37m. Stay away!