John Cusack is an interesting actor, and if his movies are not always up to his best — among them “Say Anything” (1989) and “High Fidelity” (2000) — they are at least watchable.

That he has chosen to star in Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster fantasy, the laughably overwrought “2012,” does no damage to his credibility and reaffirms his talent for bringing heft to an otherwise weightless exercise.

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