There is a place in the world for big-concept Roland Emmerich movies with lots of special effects that critics will most likely hate. You have to be a grown-up and accept this. Be a man, take the pain. There was the alien mother ship the size of Newport, Rhode Island, hovering over the White House in Independence Day. That scene in The Patriot with the cannonball blowing a guy’s head off. Those scenes of cataclysmic global disaster in The Day After Tomorrow. The scary saber-tooth tigers in 10,000 B.C. (out March 7, 2008). The latest sign off is an end-of-days movie called 2012 that may cost $200 million to make. Big paychecks all around.