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Centuries ago, the Mayans left us their calendar, with a clear end date and all that it implies. Since then, astrologists have discovered it, numerologists have found patterns that predict it, geologists say the earth is overdue for it, and even government scientists cannot deny the cataclysm of epic proportions that awaits the earth in 2012. A prophecy that began with the Mayans has now been well-chronicled, discussed, taken apart and examined. By 2012, we'll know - we were warned.
Action Drama Sci-Fi - This is an effects-laden disaster movie that's heavy on the
destruction but light on drama. Those looking for action won't be
disappointed, but those who want to see the actors act will be. The
target is young adult males. Note that the film is very long (158
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Perhaps the strangest thing about 2012 is that the bad parts of the film are among the most enjoyable, because they're so over-the-top ridiculous that it's impossible not to break out laughing. It's the mediocre sections that bring the production down, and there are far too many of them.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The movie gives you your money's worth.
USA TodayFull Review Average The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle, but just as unequivocally a cheesy, ridiculous story.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 250 moviegoers:
TEENS:Two-thirds of the males and half of the females loved "2012." Most of the remaining males rated it average. The remaining females mostly rated it above average with a few average reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male reviews aren't very high. Half of them enjoyed "2012" very much, but the remaining half only rated it average or below average. The female reviews are decent. A few loved "2012," but a very large percentage rated it "Very Good," which is above average. Only a few rated it average or lower.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are almost identical. Approximately three-quarters enjoyed "2012" very much, rating it "Very Good," or higher. Most of the remaining quarter rated it "Good/Average," which is decent. Only a few rated it below average. Overall, the adult reviews are very good, but not quite great.