PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Wisconsin is mentioned three times in the film. Executive Producer Michael Wimer, Roland Emmerich's friend and business partner, is from Neenah, Wisconsin.
So, now that you have your map, where are we going?
Jackson Curtis: We're going to need a bigger plane.
All of the waves shown crashing onto land, through snowy mountain passes, and into vehicles would be cold enough to induce hypothermia in minutes, and too dirty to see through. Even calm ocean water is too murky to see through at the distances and scales shown.
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..."
There were some deleted scenes that were featured on the DVD:
English, French, Tibetan, Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Portuguese, Latin, Italian, Spanish
£6,489,809 (UK) (15 November 2009)
$166,112,167 (USA) (21 February 2010)