When I saw the 5 minutes preview, the epic, over-the-top (and unlikely) destruction made me cackle out loud with glee
I have yet to be disappointed by Emmerich's special effects (okay, even though I think I'm the only person on Earth who actually liked Godzilla ) and it has John Cusack in it. Nonetheless, I was still hesitating whether it would be worth seeing on big screen until I saw Roger Ebert's review on it this morning- "This is fun. "2012" delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year. It even has real actors in it. Like all the best disaster movies, it's funniest at its most hysterical. You think you've seen end-of-the-world movies? This one ends the world, stomps on it, grinds it up and spits it out..."
Sounds perfect to chase a couple of pints. I know what I'm doing tonight!!!