DVD: 2012, For retail & rental (Sony)

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The Independent Culture

As befits a film that sees the end of civilisation as we know it, this unremittingly frantic disaster movie boasts a big running time, bigger product placements, and clichés that are bigger still.

The biggest component of all, naturally, is the devastation, so if you want to see whole cities toppling like Jenga towers, then you'll get your money's worth. Bear in mind, though, that those cities are all computer-generated, so it would be more exciting to see even the flimsiest plywood scenery falling over.