If your DVR still holds the complete recording of last December's benefit concert at
But instead of cramming as much onstage juice as possible into the running time, the movie offers a severely truncated set list and inexplicable cutaways mid-song to any famous face backstage (surely the doc equivalent of rudely scanning the room at a party), or the umpteenth shot of equipment being moved, or the live TV director in the control booth. The only worthwhile interruptions involve either blistering footage of the devastation itself, which at least serves to reinforce the importance of the night, or amusing antics, like Sir Paul singing the Monkees theme. It leaves "12-12-12" feeling busy, but not exactly invigorating.
"12-12-12." MPAA rating: R for language. Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. At the ArcLight Sherman Oaks.