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A little cheese and a little whine

Film Log: 2012

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It’s easy to dismiss this film as a mega-budget remake of “When Worlds Collide”, but it’s more accurate to dismiss it as a patching together of set pieces from Every Disaster Movie Ever. Although some of the set pieces are spectacular, the lack of original ideas and indeed any connecting material of substance robs the film of direction and gives the whole piece a lazy feel completely at odds with its apocalyptic themes. The laziness is reflected not just in the science (which starts out terrible, with neutrinos “mutating into a new kind of subatomic particle”, and gets steadily worse) but also in some of the set piece choreography (an aeroplane is taking off from a city which is falling into a trench, but somehow never gets above the skyline).

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The Golden Bough
The Value of Nothing
The Fire
A Wolf at the Table
Devil Bones

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