I finally saw 2012 the other night; the loving attention to the details of destruction — particularly the humans-as-ants scurrying over collapsing roadways — was curious to see. Not a great movie, by any means, but a movie made by people who care about details.
One splendid scene towards the end of the movie (spoilers ahead), however, did catch my interest: a vast crowd of people are trying to get on the rescue arks, which have closed their doors due to the earlier-than-expected arrival of titanic tsunami waves. One thing leads to another, and after appeals to the better natures of the officials in charge (as if they would have such!), the crowd is let in, because to not let them in would mean that those who did survive would not be fit to do so, and what of the children, yadda yadda yadda. What makes this scene so noticeable is that while many of those let onboard are Chinese workers who helped build the arks, the vast majority of those let on are those who have already paid their way onboard, to the tune of One Billion Euros per head. Those in charge were guilted in to helping the people they could see over their video feeds, but had no interest in helping the majority of humanity. Mercy is shown (grudgingly, at best) to a few commoners, but shown most of all to those who thought only of themselves and their loved ones, to those who thought they had it made when they purchased their tickets, which turned out to be worthless. Most interesting.