So everyone I’ve talked to lately has said that 2012 is shit. And, well, I can see where they’re coming from. But you want a really bad recent end-of-the-world movie (apart from, say, The Day The Earth Stood Still remake in which Keanu Reeves did a wonderful job as an expressionless alien)? Try Quantum Apocalypse! If it weren’t for the fact that the acting was horrible and the story was boring, the earth-shattering disasters which barely killed any CGI humans and the (literally) shaky camera work (unless it was my so-called DVD rip?) would have ruined it. On reflection, I really only liked two things about Quantum Apocalypse: the brilliant, misunderstood, autistic man who saves the world and the weird physicist woman’s hair. While 2012 had a lot of things I liked: massive natural disasters killing CGI people like the ants that they are, a stupid romantic sub-plot for me to bitch and moan about (if it takes the end of the world to revive your relationship, it’s probably not worth saving!) and a highly implausible premise. Plus the animals getting air-lifted to the arks? Hilarious!
In conclusion, 2012 may be another formulaic, overly dependent on special effects movie (like, say, Day After Tomorrow and Deep Impact which I also love), but it could have been a lot worse, and we should be grateful for this wonderful glimpse into an alternate universe in which humankind is being squashed like the galactic bugs we are.