Pop quiz: Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich? I know, tough choice. Bay makes dumber movies, but Emmerich has made the same disaster movie like 4 times and seems to take himself pretty seriously. He blew up the White House ("Independence Day"), destroyed New York City with a giant lizard ("Godzilla"), and flooded America ("The Day After Tomorrow"), so I guess destroying the world was the next logical step. "2012" dispenses with the climate change message of "Day After" and bases its story on a goofy prophecy that the world will end in 2012. And boy it does! There are so many CGI earthquakes, floods, and explosions, that they just should've make an animated film. A talented cast is entirely wasted. What happened to you John Cusack? He should've held up a boombox to stop the floods. At over 2.5 hours, it's only slightly shorter than the actual year 2012. Also, it was released in 2009 and it kind of rips of a "Simpsons" episode about the end of the world. What gives Roland? Plenty dumb, but not fun. "Armageddon" is better.