Roland Emmerich blew up the White House in Independence Day
, stomped around New York City in Godzilla
, and created a modern-day ice age in The Day After Tomorrow
, so it's fitting he would co-write/direct an epic adventure about a global cataclysm. 2012
is essentially a planetary snuff film as the Earth is bombarded by a new type of solar radiation that cooks the planet's corethink of the Earth being stuffed into a microwave.
Surprisingly, the script is quite entertaining and even touching, but Emmerich couldn't resist the urge to create a CGI-infested action flick that causes more laughter than tension. Regardless, it looks and sounds fantastic with an amazingly detailed 1080p/AVC encode and bombastic DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack.