21.7.10

2012: The Movie

Marc and I watched 2012 last night and, aside from it almost qualifying for the Harry Potter/Twilight treatment of separate films (it ended just shy of 3 hours), it was pretty good.

Until the end.

No, I'm not referring to the actual plot end of the movie (which was fine), but the dialogue within the last 30 minutes of the movie.

The last 30 minutes of the movie take place in the last 15 minutes of a countdown, where at the end, bad stuff happens (no spoilers here, haha). Now, when time is of the essence, one would think that keeping things short and simple is best.

Not only were there three unnecessary and excessively tedious random monologues, but the storyline started to get completely ridiculous.

I was all like, "Shouldn't they shut up and get going?"
And Marc was all like, "I'd tell that guy to shut up, seriously! Look at the clock!"

It was pretty funny really.

You'd have to watch it to get it, and I do recommend it...if you have a spare 3 hours available to sit and watch tv. Like, if it's raining on a hungover Sunday morning...I mean, it's John Cusack, so it can't be that bad, right?

When you get to the end, I suspect you'll laugh as I did, which kind of spoils the mood the filmmakers were obviously aiming for, but it's still a great watch nonetheless.

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