Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
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I could discuss this movie all day, but it already absorbed too much of time. They should have used the cash, and movie it, the shoot would be a much better display... I really do not want to believe that it is permitted to contact this a movie. Pity on all the excellent stars who took part in this... I wouldn't even say that the results are gorgeous, because they are just costly and they do not offer any objective. Everything is so useless. All the "emotional" scenarios created me want to place up. The wrinkles are... don't know how to explain them. I think that you can listen to the "Mister president" range, about a number of periods which is provide in every individual one of Mr Roland's films. Songs is so goofy, every now and then the sad post come up to push up the heroics of courageous people, or to create you cry or at least to create you recognize the value of the scenario , and all they do is creating it even more revolting and gradually you end up actually seeking the community to end. The box workplaces keep informing us that this is the way to create a "good" movie and that, my buddies, won't be the end around the globe, but it will absolutely be the end of 7th art!
well most disater movies turn out to be a disater, i actualy liked the first hour of the film but when it further into the film it began to suck more, where did the writers go? did they just run out of time or just give up. if you're a fan of the american godzilla then buy this, if you're a fan of i dont know good films? then dont buy this.
This movie was absolutely crazy and I loved it. Throughout the whole movie I was sitting on the edge of my seat. I was constantly feeling chills go down my spine and it would make me wonder if something like that could actually happen. And if it could...wow I would be really afraid right now. so check this movie out guys its awesome.
"2012" isn't one of the more intelligent of even believable stories you'll come across but it is very entertaining and a visual sight to behold.
Roland Emmerich seems to have an attraction for destroying the earth and millions of people in the process. He never has made it look better than it does in "2012". The huge, epic scale CGI devestation is simply amazing.
There are no real stand-out performances in the film but none that really drag the movie down. Woody Harrelson is pretty annoying and Danny Glover is terribly miscast. But luckily neither have long sustained roles.
In a nutshell, "2012" is exactly what it says it is. It's meant to be a big, loud, action-packed, fun time. It's entertaining and definately worth a look.
In case you haven't heard, the world is going to end in 2012. Apparently the ancient Mayans predicted, centuries ago, something about a long Mayan calendar that measures 5,126 years and it resets in 2012. I saw on Fox News that there was a Belgian man whose already quit his job and just started taking really cool trips. He says, "The best thing you can do is stop working and go on vacation." Things will start getting very weird very soon. Scientists say that there will be an increase in solar activity causing the earth's magnetic poles to reverse in December, 2012. Then get ready for nice things like earthquakes, floods, and more than half the world eventually being frozen over except for much of Africa which should dodge the doom then, so look to Africa as a place for a new home. I'm not sure if this is true or not but I'm leaning towards it not being true. One thing is for certain though. "2012," the movie, is a visually incredible piece of pop culture entertainment.
The film stars John Cusack who plays Jackson Curtis, a Los Angeles writer who works part time as a limo driver for a Russian billionaire. Curtis is divorced and rarely spends time with his kids. One day, of course in the year 2012, a disastrous event hits LA and Curtis’s family escapes the amazing madness by a few milliseconds, literally. The film follows the family through their treacherous experience as the audience finds out who will survive and who will not.
Roland Emmerich has been called the master director of disaster movies and he said that this one would be his last. This is definitely a happy ending to his disaster movie-making career. When he said that this would be the best one he was right. It's a disaster film that has that silly but great atmosphere of the 70s, like "The Poseidon Adventure" did. The movie knows that it's dumb and it knows that it's ridiculous and that’s one of the reasons it's good. It doesn't take itself too seriously as it only tries to be an action packed blockbuster and that's what it comes out to be. There are many action scenes in the film but the best one by far is the first disaster scene in Los Angeles. Just when you think it can't get any better, it does with exploding trucks, a collapsing parking garage, and a giant, falling doughnut. We get hammered with action all at once and it's great. The special effects are the best I've seen within the last few years and it would be a crime if they don't get an Oscar nomination, at least.
The movie is two and a half hours and about 20 minutes could've been cut out. But the things that really irritated me about the film were the stupid queue lines. I'm talking about parts in the script when people say, "I feel like there's something pulling us apart," while talking about their relationship and then suddenly, an earthquake happens and they literally get pulled apart. Then, while in an interview, the governor of California says, "The worst is over," and as soon as he says that, the worst starts. So yes, the dialogue is poorly written. Also, a few performances are badly executed but John Cusack is good.
I actually liked the plot of the third act a lot. I don't want to give anything away but the later part of the film is much smarter than the beginning and middle. Don't wait for the DVD to watch this movie. It's meant to be seen on a big screen in a movie theater and it will stay that way. Definitely pay your money to see this film because it's one of the better action movies out this year.
After watching this film I was disgusted that by paying the price of admission I had contributed to the success of this film.
This film is BAD, and not in the fun kitchy `B' movie way which can be entertaining.
The beginning of the film is somewhat tolerable as they set up the how and why of the coming catastropy, and then follows two hours of sheer torture as the writers seemed to try and string together as many cinematic cliches as possible.
In my opinion this film was doomed before any actor stepped in front of a green screen, or any computer animator meshed a crack in the earth. The writing is so bad that I am shocked and appalled it wasn't shredded on first reading.
Now, I can understand the project getting away from the director, and a terrible film being made. But I can't for the life of me understand how the studio watched the completed product and still decided to distribute it to theaters worldwide.
Hopefully my words of warning will convince at least two people who would otherwise have paid to go see this film to skip it. And then my conscience will be clear that I haven't contributed to the decline of cinema.
I haven't walked out on many movies, but this one was wasting my time and my bottom hurt about a half-four before the scheduled ending.
I was looking forward to the all-star cast which did give a great performance but this blockbuster promised special effects that in reality were old and tired.
If you like the made for tv specials like the Towering Inferno, then you might enjoy this film. When the screen transformed into an image of ash falling from the sky in a recreation of 9-11, I had enough and walked out.
Save your money and your seat and watch this at home where you are not subject to the 25 minutes of previews included in the extra long run-time.