2012 Definitely a film that is meant to be seen at the cinema. It is over-long, loud and it is BIG. Some of the effects are pretty ropey and, for the most part the action is stupid, in places, COMICAL…the same could be said for the science involved. Global environmental disaster keeps happening 10 meters behind you and most people seem able to outrun it anyway. Oh and somehow all the mobile phones still work as the skies go black and the cities collapse. The plot is predictable and heavily loaded with just about every cliché from the "Disaster Film Manual". Having said that, if you can turn off your brain and sit still long enough, it is quite enjoyable. There’s even an over-acting chicken. Don't expect too much, try not to look too hard for plot holes or laughable effects and you might just make it through. Not a classic. A film for the brain dead.
4.5 out of 10
Cert 12A (uk). 2009.