Christopher Cross of Infinite Respawns writes: Disaster movies are so often judged before arrival, and rightfully so. At times, they may make sly nods that would imply a hint of self-awareness, but it is more likely that they take themselves too seriously. A film like The Day After Tomorrow fails because it treats its subject matter like it could exist. By doing that, plot holes and logic gaps prevented the movie from being as silly as its premise suggests. 2012 spent far too much time with characters that were uninteresting that it forgot its premise could be capitalized on with absurdity alone. Disaster films are inherently silly, and it takes the good ones to realize this early on and prepare the viewer. San Andreas does this in its opening moments, and then never relents.