Sunday, April 11, 2010


Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C. writer/composer, Harald Kloser. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Theatrical Feature Running Time: 158 mins
2012 (2009)

Actually John Cusack is just trying to save his family as everyone else in the world is doing. But as far as reality, this is more like a cartoon with so much special effects. I had already an idea about it since I saw the clip below so I was well aware of stretching the realms of reality but when Yellow Stone National park was blowing up and all the fire and brimstone was falling down it was even more comical than the preview clip.

For some reason I assumed a spaceship was going to take everyone off earth and not just giant vessels. The alternative ending did have them finding the Genesis Yacht stranded on some rocky island. Which although is a better ending that some actually would survive the waves in large ocean going vessels, landing on the rock might have been worse because as there were multiple tsunamis then the next one would have ripped it to shreds on the rocks. If they knew which direction the waves were coming from then it is likely many vessels could have rode into the wave as they are suppose to and height of the wave would not matter as much. The movie even shows an aircraft carrier being hit sideways by the wave and capsizing. Highly unlikely that they would not respond better to the wave which they claim is 1500 meters high for the one hitting the high mountains in China.

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2012 (Columbia Pictures) (November 13, 2009), PG-13

Entertaining but disappointing that too much fun with special effects and not believable story line. Rating 3/{5}

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