I have just watched the movie 2012. Now with these sort of films, you do, to a degree, have to suspend your disbelief. John Cusack stars, and is very good, but the tenuous link that weaves him into the plot is poor.
However, putting that aside, the film isnt half bad. The plot basically is the end of the world as we know it. The earth's shell is moving, and the North and South poles are shifting. The visual effects are amazing - quite scary at times. The inevitable love story is a bit naf and predictable, but its really not what this film is about.
This is a pure and unadulterated disaster movie. Throw in some stunning locations for the primary plot and you have a very enjoyable film all in all. Watching roads rip open, buildings falling, planes flying through ash clouds - all very exciting!!
Not one for those expecting deep thought provoking life questions about why we are here, but if you just want a fun film, this is for you. I give it a 6 out of 10, mainly for the effects and Cusack. Woody Harrelson's wacky cameo is also quite amusing.