Even though I think of the whole “2012 End of the World” scenario to be the latest in a series of apocalyptic conspiracy theories that pop up every decade or two (remember Y2K?), I do have to agree that Roland Emmerich can make a pretty gosh darn good disaster film.
I found the film was pretty much the same type of film to The Day After Tomorrow, except on a much larger scale. You don’t know whether to feel shock or awe when you see pretty much every major landmark in the world destroyed in great detail. Then again, this should be expected from the guy that famously blew up the White House in Independence Day.
All and all, I feel that 2012 was a thriller disaster film. Let’s just hope that it stays in the realm of science fiction.