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More than special effects, it's an optical masterpiece
Member Name: terrorbyt
Advantages: Stunning visuals - Audiophilic sound effects - Solid story
Disadvantages: Crappy cast (in my opinion) - A little on the long side for some
I liked it. I didn't love it. I'm not going to go into the story for obvious reasons, I mean I don't want to ruin it for you. The visuals are sublime and so are the sound effects, you can really tell a lot of time was spent making the film. I have to say the acting is pretty good (though I'm not a fan of John Cusack) although I didn't find the characters particularly interesting or lovable.
Despite this, it isn't all about the visuals as many others have said. There is a solid story to follow and there are a couple of unexpected plot twists which really kept me entertained and focused when watching the film. There are also a couple of funny bits put in so this film could entertain any viewer regardless of age.
So would I watch it again? Yes. Worth having on DVD/Blu-ray. Personally I didn't like the cast so that sort of spoiled the movie for me but if you like the cast then you'll love 2012.
Summary: Great story mixed with stunning visuals and some great sound effects, let down by a poor cast