2012 (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.1|5.0 Starsììì

It seems to take 2012 a long time to start the ‘real’ story. We keep waiting for John Cusack (playing character Jack Curtis) to get a clue that the world is ending. The graphics are outstanding with unexpected views of Los Angeles disappearing into the ocean. The story concept has elements of greatness to it; but those elements seem to be swallowed up in over-the-top action scenes. The storyline does not follow the normal ‘who lives/who dies’ formula which creates rather delightful and unexpected story twists. A surprise ending makes this movie a good action flick for apocalypse film fans.

Storyline

American geologists and astrophysicists believe catastrophic changes in the earth will completely destroy the earth. World leaders secretly begin constructing arks that will ensure humanity’s survival.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Roland Emmerich and his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, and Michael Wimer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jackson Curtis (John Cusack), Kate Curtis (Amanda Peet), Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Laura Wilson (Thandie Newton), Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt), Gordon Silberman (Tom McCarthy), Charlie Frost (Woody Harrelson), and President Thomas Wilson.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s better than Day After Tomorrow, but definitely not in the same caliber as Independence Day.

Ben Meyers

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