2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.


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11 November 2009 | Steefx
7
| Heavy and absurd..
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.

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Trivia

Gerard Butler was first considered for the role of Jackson Curtis. He turned it down because of scheduling conflicts.


Quotes

Gordon Silberman: Honey, women pay me thousands of dollars to handle their boobs, and you get it for free.


Goofs

When Charlie is broadcasting in Yellowstone, he says he is at the top of Mount Bighorn. He also passes the wooden sign that says "Mount Bighorn - Elevation 2500 feet". Not only is Mount Bighorn completely fictitious, the lowest elevation in Yellowstone is 5,314 feet.


Crazy Credits

The opening scene of the movie shows the years and events leading up to 2012 (2009...2010...2011). The title card not only states the movie's title, but also seems to indicate, "And in the year 2012..."


Alternate Versions

There were some deleted scenes that were featured on the DVD:

  • Jackson drives Alec and Oleg to the airport while trying to get through some doomsdayers.
  • President Wilson and his secretary Sally talk about plans to make arrangements to address the nation one last time.
  • After the discovery that the impact drill is stuck and before the mega-tsunami hits, Anheuser blames Adrian for what his decision cost them and makes a comment about having sex with Laura. Dr. Helmsley punches him before taking Laura and some crew members down to the Hydraulics Chamber.
  • Jackson finds Gordon's cell phone under the water after Gordon was crushed by the gears.
  • In a follow-up to the alternate ending, Anheuser (after hearing that Dr. Helmsley's dad is still alive) apologizes to Dr. Helmsley for what he said.


Soundtracks

Fades Like a Photograph
Written by
Richard Patrick, Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker
Produced by Richard Patrick
Performed by Filter

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

13 November 2009

Language

English, French, Tibetan, Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Portuguese, Latin, Italian, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,237,614 15 November 2009

Gross USA:

$166,112,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$791,217,826

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