2012

The end of the world is nigh, according to this bright and breezy blockbuster starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet

The end of the world is nigh, according to this bright and breezy blockbuster starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet.

They play a separated couple brought back together when the Earth’s core heats up, causing volcano-earthquake-tsunami hell.

Luckily, there’s a fast car and a handy plane to jet them, their kids and her tetchy new boyfriend across cracking highways, melting runways and tumbling skyscrapers as they effortlessly make their way to safety, thanks to a handy escape map left by eccentric Woody Harrelson.

Cusack makes an appealing hero and Harrelson’s a hoot, while Chiwetel Ejiofor’s earnest, whistleblowing scientist and Oliver Platt’s oily politician make the most of their scenes.

An old-style disaster movie that move at a fast and furious pace, making for good, no-brainer entertainment.