2012 - Doomsday
Columbia Pictures (11/13/2009)
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
In Collection
#335
0*
Seen ItNo
640114163838
IMDB   5.8
158 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   16
John Cusack Jackson Curtis
Thandie Newton Laura Wilson
Woody Harrelson Charlie Frost
Amanda Peet Kate
Danny Glover President Wilson
Chiwetel Ejiofor Adrian Helmsley
Oliver Platt Carl Anheuser
George Segal Tony Delgado
Morgan Lily Lilly
Patrick Bauchau Roland Picard
Thomas McCarthy Gordon Silberman
Liam James Noah Curtis
Zlatko Buric Yuri Karpov
Beatrice Rosen Tamara
Alexandre Haussmann Alec
Philippe Haussmann Oleg
Johann Urb Sasha
John Billingsley Professor West
Chin Han Tenzin
Osric Chau Nima
Director
Roland Emmerich
Producer Roland Emmerich
Mark Gordon
Ute Emmerich
Volker Engel
Writer Roland Emmerich
Harald Kloser
Cinematography Dean Semler
Musician Harald Kloser
Thomas Wanker


Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a divorced man. His former wife, Kate Curtis (Amanda Peet) and children live together with another man. In Guatemala there is a rumor that several of people have committed suicide as they believed that the world will cease to exist in 2012. Accordingly, a forum named ``Institute for Human Continuity`` (IHC) is formed. It starts constructing gigantic protective ships/ vessels under the Himalayas to face the dooms day. However, they discover that a global disaster caused by the dislocation of the Earth's outer layer will take place earlier than anticipated. Many cities and civilizations are completely destroyed. As the floods get worse, the US government announces the end of the world. Jackson Curtis and his family and some other survivors struggle their way to China to board the protective ship and save themselves.
Edition Details
Edition Standard Edition
Release Date 11/11/2009
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Deleted Scenes Alternate Ending Roland Emmerich: The Master Of The Modern Epic Commentary With Wirter/Director Roland Emmerich And Co-Writer Harald Kloser Time For Miracles Music Video

Notes
After watching this movie I really needed time to figure out what to think of it. I heard a lady sharing her first comment to her friend: 'That dog sure was ugly'. What else was there to say? After a while I found out:

The action was truly formidable, demonstrating the power of 'mother nature'. Collapsing buildings, jumping flaming cars, planes falling down and manage to pull up a second before touchdown, it was a real trip and a feast for the eyes and ears.

But then again... the acting wasn't that good, a bit over the top. In one scene in the movie, where every wasted second could be the cause of a terrible disaster, *they* waste their time being...ROMANTIC! At times like that the acting became very juicy, making me think I was watching 'Titanic' instead.

One point of advise: Do not take this movie too seriously. It's almost stuffed with jokes instead of showing us the real drama of an earth that is about to be destroyed. But keep this in mind and you'll have a heck of a 2 hours and 40 minutes(!) in a movie that is made for the cinema.