Despite the cheesy setup and ridiculous “science” behind the world suddenly imploding, I thought The Day After Tomorrow was actually a rather good movie. Not because it was actually a good movie but rather because the storyline was entertaining enough to keep me from punching myself in the face and any doubts I had about the film’s absurdity were quickly drowned out by the absolutely gorgeous special effects. I sort of have the same expectations for 2012. If you’ve been watching TV recently, I’m sure you will have noticed the breathtaking trailer. I actually think the trailer reveals a little too much already but seeing the world end is a visual spectacle. I don’t have particularly high expectation as I don’t really enjoy John Cusack as an actor. I think he’s made one or two good movies (High Fidelity and Being John Malkovich) but most of the time, he’s just not very interesting.
In case you don’t get it, 2012 is when the Mayan civilization predicted that the world will end. Of course, science says this isn’t true but from the looks of the trailer for 2012, science is quite wrong and we are totally #%*&ed.