I don't plan on going to a theater to view this movie. I might however depending on the reviews I hear and read between now and the time it is released on DVD, I might decide to purchase and view it then.
As for this blog, NASA's web site, or any others debunking the idea that anything bad will happen, I seriously doubt any of that will sway the preconceived notions that something bad is going to happen for those who believe that it will. The matter that NASA represents the government of the United States might only feed the conspiracy theorists ideologies claiming government cover-up.
Don't get too comfortable, Bill, there are several other similar films planned for release in the near future, and, as we all know, since 2012 seems successful the copy-cats won't be far behind.
I do plan to take a look at it when it makes it to Netflix in a few months, but I won't waste my money -- my hearing -- to watch it in a theatre.
Get lots of rest, eat all the right things, because you are going to need your stamina.
After perusing RottenTomatoes.com - I'll wait till the DVD - can't justify too many $$ on this kind of movie. My head wants to explode when the plot holes are larger than world-ending hurricanes like The Day After Tomorrow.
I went to see the film this weekend, and don't regret it. Of course, I didn't have to suffer through what you did, and I came to the movie knowing full well that it would be full of terrible science. I think, having freed myself from that expectation, I was able to enjoy the movie.
I think jeturcotte has it down, that as long as you know what's coming and don't expect much more, it might be a fun movie to see. Like everyone else, even I might sit down at some point to see this on DVD (or even cable TV someday), but right now I'm just not up to it.
After all, as zachsdad says, I need to save my strength!
I can's wait to see what happens Dec. 22, 2012!!!! When ppl wake up and....evrything is the same. I think this movie will lose it's appeal shortly after 2012 comes and goes. (Much like "End of Days" with Arnold Schwarztnegger being set on December 31, 1999).