It was a disaster movie which is just a recycle of all the other disaster movie. I would want to say it is the best disaster movie yet but there were others, by the same producer no less, such as Armageddon and The Day After Tomorrow. Roland Emmerich has practice a lot in destroying the world to bring us another one and boy, did he try to really make us feel the feeling of utter helplessness if these prophesies event ever come into being.
SPOILERS AHEAD :
It is the end of the world in 2012 if the Mayan calendar if to be believed and to be understood as not continuing more than 21.12.2012 as meaning to mean it is the end of the world.
Jackson Curtis (Cusack) is the one who raced from one city to another and then one country to another to save his family. And he succeed. While people were kill when Los Angelese were sliding into the ocean or Hawaii become a volcanic mess and Yellowstone spewed lava instead of just hot geyser. Yes, they even destroyed the White House by throwing a ship on it. While the ship is still in the water.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is Adrian Helmsley, who is the other main character who discovered the phenomena and was the one who started the ball rolling to build ships to save mankind. As the lead scientist, he managed to save more than what the government, being the evil Oliver Platt decided to sell seats on the ships.
But the real main character was the world being destroyed and tectonic plates all over the world being shifted.
Look at the name of these actors :
John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, with Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson.
Can you remember, when was the last time they had any hit film? (except for Chiwetel whom I think will emerge as the biggest winner in acting lottery here. I mean, he is going places)
All I can say, you know that you are in for a great disaster movie, which will rely on the special effect more than the acting when you see has-been actors are cast to be sacrificial lambs, one by one, to the great mother earth (some of them do survive...)
Don't know anyone of them? Some will just go down in flames...
Thanks to Nuffnang for giving me tickets to watch the world go down in flame and how the world will looks like if it is flooded like in Noah time. I did not even notice it was two and half hour when it was finished...
Go watch it for the effect and not for the acting...