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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19 November 2009 | craigsomerville
2012 a total disaster
Well I'm just back from watching this movie at my local multi-plex. So what did I think? oh dear where to start.

This had to be one of the most enduring movies experiences of my life. 2HRS 30 MINS, are you kidding me? I have to be honest the only reason I went to see this movie was to see the quality of the CGI on the big screen. I didn't go to see it because I wanted or thought I would see, intense character development, an intriguing story with an intelligent script, fantastic direction with a epic world class score. Thank goodness I didn't because none of these things are on show.

So why did I hate this SO MUCH?

No logic to the build up of the chaos.

Cardboard cut out character with ZERO likability or progression. Were they all based on cartoon characters.

OTT close shaves........CONSTANTLY.....

FAR to many clichés, everyone possible for a disaster was thrown in there. Some originality please.

Did I mention 2 AND A HALF HOURS.

Poor script wrote I assume by a 5 year old?

Forgettable score

Ridiculous over sentimental moments of intimacy between cardboard characters. Sorry but I don't care about them because of the poor story telling.

Last 30 Min's dragged and was extremely dull, oh and how long can some of these characters hold their breath?

I could go on.....but won't.

What did I like.

Not much, however there are a couple of AWESOME CGI scenes of destruction.

Unfortunately thats not enough, not even close enough to make this an enjoyable experience, EVEN if your brain is in neutral.

1/10 For the CGI and only for the CGI.

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Trivia

In the scene where Jackson (John Cusack) is renting a plane, he goes and gives the pilot his watch as payment. He tells him that it was given to him by his manager when he thought he was going to be someone and that it's worth something. The watch is a Classic Pilot Mark XVI and it roughly goes for about three thousand dollars or more.


Quotes

Sasha: Boss, I found us a plane.
Yuri Karpov: Can you still fly that thing?
Sasha: Sure, boss. But I need co-pilot.
Lilly Curtis: Gordon's a pilot.
Gordon Silberman: No, I'm not. I'm not.
Jackson Curtis: Yes, he is. Great pilot. Let's go.
Yuri Karpov: Good. Let's go!
Gordon Silberman: Jackson, stop saying I'm a pilot.


Goofs

When the sheikh is offered a contract for passage on one of the arks by Mr. Isaacs, he is wearing a keffiyeh (headscarf) held in place with two turns of black elastic rope as a headband. The two turns of rope on the headband are touching. As he lifts his head to address Mr. Isaacs, the bottom rope of the sheikh's headband rolls downward and separates from the top rope, revealing the white headscarf between them. The camera then cuts to Mr. Isaacs. When it cuts back to the sheikh, the two turns of rope on his headband are touching, again.


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 was an alternate ending that was featured on the DVD. After Captain Michaels announces that they are heading to the Cape of Good Hope, he tells Dr. Helmsley that he has a phone call waiting for him. Dr. Helmsley discovers that his dad Harry is still alive. Harry tells his son that he, Tony (whose arm is in a sling) and some of the passengers and crew survived the mega-tsunami that struck the Genesis. Captain Michaels states that they should have a visual on the ocean-liner shortly. After Kate thanks Laura for taking care of Lily, Laura tells Jackson that she liked his book. Lily then announces that she sees an island. The Arks arrive at the shipwrecked Genesis and the survivors on the beach.


Soundtracks

Can I Call You Baby
Written by James Davis
Performed by The Pearls
Courtesy of Now Again Records, LLC
Under license from Lamp Records

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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:

£6,489,809 (UK) (15 November 2009)

Gross:

$166,112,167 (USA) (21 February 2010)

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