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

Release Date:
November 13, 2009
Duration:
158 min
Cast:
Karin Konoval, Patrick Gilmore, Stephen McHattie, Sean Tyson, Michael Buffer, John Billingsley, Mark Oliver, Tj Austin, John Cusack, Dean Marshall, Woody Harrelson, Thomas McCarthy, Gerard Plunkett, Oliver Platt, Agam Darshi, Mark Docherty, Parm Soor, Sahar Biniaz, Michael Stevens, Eric Shackelford, Jody Thompson, Zinaid Memisevic, Danny Glover, Scott E. Miller, Laara Sadiq, Ron Selmour, Jason Diablo, Frank C. Turner, Merrilyn Gann, Henry O, Chang Tseng, Jonathan Lane, Patrick Bauchau, Thandie Newton, Johann Urb, Marco Khan, Amanda Peet, Ty Olsson, Daren A. Herbert, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Richard Schimmelpfenneg, BJ Harrison, Dominic Zamprogna, Anna Mae Wills, Lisa Lu, Robert Hayley, Tanya Champoux, Terence Dament, Jacob Blair, Craig Stanghetta, Dean Redman, David Richmond-Peck, David Orth, Blu Mankuma, Jill Morrison, Jimi Mistry, Rick Tae, Beverley Elliott, Donna Yamamoto, Geoff Gustafson, Betty Phillips, Mary Gillis, Jason Griffith, Chin Han, Beatrice Rosen, Alexandra Castillo, Candus Churchill, John Stewart, Ian Thompson, Igor Morozov, Charlie Robson, Ryan McDonald, Doron Bell, Eddie L. Fauria, Viv Leacock, Liam James, Alex Zahara, Gillian Barber, Erik Kowalski, Jay Williams, BJ Harrison, Jessica Provencher, Ric Govea, George Segal, Larry Purtell, Tom MacNeill, Morgan Lily, Osric Chau, Kevin Haaland, Val Cole, Peter Arpesella, Robyn Jean Springer, Anthony Bonaventura, William Myers, Andrew Moxham, Luis Javier, Qayam Devji, Eve Harlow, Georgina Hegedos, Zlatko Buric, Alexandre Haussmann, Philippe Haussmann, Chris Boyd, Lyndall Grant, Vincent Cheng, Paul Tryl, Andrei Kovski, Leonard Tenisci, Mateen Devji, Kinua McWatt, Raj Lal, Pesi Daruwalla, Ryan Cook, Brandon Haas, Eddie Hassell, Gordon Lai, Farouk A. Afify, Shaun Wilson, Leo Li Chiang, Elizabeth Richard, Kyle Riefsnyder, John Mee, George Trochta, Thomas Parkinson, Leona Naidoo, Quentin Guyon, Nicole Rudell, Chad Riley, Simon Leung, Leigh Burrows, Ayana Haviv, Michael Karl Richards, Joshua Salvati, Jerome Young, Chris Arreguin, Lea Deesing, Norman Deesing, Abigail Delves, Paula Elle, Gladis Giada, Jacob Goodall, Ashley Hand, Waléra Kanischtscheff, Rena Kawabata, Robert Malina, Patricia Shih, Dale Tarrant, Derek Versteeg, Yuel Yawney, Dan Savoie, Chuck Daar, Akbar Zaman ...
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi ...
Countries:
USA, Canada

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Us mere folk would've been left to die. How messed up is that??? Besides the fact that this movie only saves the richest of rich and basically was made for those lunatics who actually believed it would've happened, it wasn't THHAATTT bad. But i can't help but feel offended that the rich get saved….Good luck living together in africa greedy folk.
R.E.M , all together 1 2 3 ,it,s the end off the world as we know it... it,s the end of...
Interesting how all of a sudden this movie is getting alot of views haha
This movie had some bad CGI in it!
So we are all still here... think I will watch this today to commemorate the day! :) As far as end of the world movies go it wasn't bad.
The end of the world is almost upon us! Watch as many movies as you can! I'll start with this one.
I just hope that the real thing has a better plot.
On December 22, 2012 I suggest we move this from the genre(s) of Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and put it strictly in the Comedy Genre. j/k
We've been waiting for the end of the world for a long time. Frequently polls will suggest that a large percentage of people believe we are living at the end times at any given moment. Books and magazine articles will appear explaining why the Apocalypse is nigh. It's not new. There seems to be few things people like better than curl up and dream about how it's all going to go wrong. Even, as director Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") reminds us, as far back as the ancient Mayans, who some believe, predicted that the world would end on the winter solstice in the year "2012."

I know it's not true, but it feels like it's been quite a while since a studio put out a lot of money for a big budget disaster film. With all the recent enthusiasm for superheroes and fantasy films, it's easy to forget about the heady days when talented effects artists could expect to face no greater challenge than to destroy the Earth, or at least parts of it, in some randomly breathtaking way. And in there is probably no better modern practitioner of the art, on the directorial side anyway, than Emmerich.

It probably goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: If you've seen a Roland Emmerich disaster film before, than you've already seen "2012."

After subjecting the people of the Earth to the ravages of invading aliens, mutated lizards and climate change, a several thousand year old prediction of destruction is probably too good for him to pass up. As with his previous tries, it begins with the warnings of a scientist. In this case an idealistic geologist (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who discovers on a hot 2009 day that radiation from the sun is superheating the Earth's core and the planet can't maintain the pressure for much longer. The human race has less than three years to prepare for the complete destruction of everything on the Earth's surface.

Which is what we've come to see after all. Yes, there's the usual disaster movie tropes of the large varied cast for us to observe reacting to the crisis. Some will live, some will die, but through their connections to each other at the height of emotion we'll learn something about what it means to be human, blah, blah, blah.

That doesn't sound cookie-cutter because I'm being glib; it sounds cookie-cutter because that's what it is. Emmerich has a well-worn disaster movie play book and he follows it to the letter. There's the altruistic scientist of course, the father with the distanced relationship to his child (check), the estranged husband forced back into close proximity with his wife (check), the valiant President and logical but self-serving bureaucrat who works for him (double check).

Through some Altman-esque set of connections, these characters are generally connected together through our scientist, trying desperately to figure out what the right thing to do is amid such a difficult situation, and a failed novelist (John Cusack) working as a chauffeur who slowly begins putting two and two together after luckily stumbling on an Art Bell-like conspiracy minded radio host (Woody Harrelson) who is fortunately able to explain everything that's going to happen to him.

They say nothing breeds contempt like familiarity and we know these clich